Truly, a Sick Man

Truly, a Sick Man

My Uncle Art fought in the 2nd World War in the Pacific,  but later he traveled back to the Philippines, trying to re-establish friendships and good times from the war. His carefree life would be dangerous to us if we read the details, eating anything and everything, spending time with world-wise women, and traveling in bug infested environments. […]

Accidents on Record 100 Years Ago

Accidents on Record 100 Years Ago

Gunshots, dynamite, fingers and arms cut off, big toe shot, and horse/ railroad mishaps. Polk County accidents from 1910 is a short but painful list to read. While researching deaths in the 1880s in Polk County, I found a record of unfortunate events that happened after 1900. State mandate, county board requirement, intern? For some […]