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The year 1886 was a busy one. . . and not just for the heroine of my current novel. Since I’ve been writing about 1886, I thought it would be fun to peek at some of that year’s biggest news. And while some folks would consider the launch of Coca-Cola as that year’s […]
Today, it’s hard to imagine a gun battle taking place in the middle of Genoa. But that’s exactly what happened back in 1860, in a raucous dispute over property. And amazingly enough, there’s a silent reminder of that altercation you can still see today. Young Warren Wasson […]
Ever heard of “bastardy bonds”? I certainly hadn’t. Not until I was researching my own family history, when TMCC genealogy librarian Sue Malek helped me discover a whole book about North Carolina Bastardy Bonds (with, yes, a few family surnames inside!) Turns out bastardy bonds were an early way […]
About Karen Dustman
Karen Dustman is a California-based journalist and author. From history to home improvement, natural health to self-help, she’s written about it during her twenty-year career. “The best part of being a writer is I get to write about whatever I’m interested in, and I’m interested in practically everything!” she laughs.