Friday Nov 22
The Bluegrass Blog
New album and new pickers for Rachel Burge
West Virginia mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Rachel Burge is heading in to the studio next week with her band, Blue Dawning.
National Parks Traveler
Exploring The Parks: George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
On a warm, early fall day with brilliant sunshine and the Wabash River glistening as it flowed past the large limestone and granite building that locals affectionately call "The Memorial," I stopped to visit George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
Author chronicles LaFramboise family
The author of "Red Earth, White Road: The History of the LaFramboise Family" chronicled the family's role in and around the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Thursday at the Brown County Historical Society 83rd Annual Meeting at Turner Hall.
LaFramboise family subject of book, upcoming talk
One of the best educated men in the Northwest Territory, a speaker of five languages ; the fur trader who guided German settlers in choosing the site of present-day New Ulm; a colorful character married four times, whose wives included two daughters of Chief Sleepy Eye... Joseph LaFramboise, interpreter to the Sioux and Chippewa Indians in ... (more)
Milestone passes unnoticed
During the War of 1812, the Battle of the Thames in southwestern Ontario cleared the way for settlement in the Northwest Territory and ultimately in Iowa as well.