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1895 School Exam

by Jeannine Snyder

This exam was taken from an original 1895 document on file at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society & Library in Salina, Kan., and reprinted by the Salina Journal. There is some debate as to whether it was administered to eighth graders as a final examination or to potential teachers.   


By Now Surely You've Caught Up

by Jeannine Snyder

Daylight saving time hits us every year — and this is the third year where we'll spend more time "saving" than in standard time.


Red Sky at Night ...

by Jeannine Snyder

Variations of this weather lore abound, involving both shepherds and sailors, and even appear in the Bible and Shakespeare.


Videos from the Glory Days of Cornhusking Contests

by Farm Collector

See footage from 1930s-era cornhusking contests


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Blogger Asking for Sorghum Syrup-Making Memories

by Farm Collector

MOTHER EARTH NEWS blogger is looking for people who remember sorghum syrup-making


Looking for leads on Sears & Roebuck Corn Sheller

by Farm Collector

Sears & Roebuck corn sheller leaves no clear trail of information.


Different Kind of Peanut Gallery

by Beth Beavers

These old iron videos show the labor intensive process of peanut harvesting in Virginia and Georgia.


1919 Ice Harvest Video

by Leslie McManus

Catch a glimpse of life almost 100 years ago in this amateur film from 1919, which shows the labor intensive process of ice harvesting.



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