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The mystery of contagious disease in early Braidwood
This has been the year of contagious disease stories, first ebola, and then the old-fashioned measles. Those nasty little beasts that cause disease have been after us since day one. But it wasn't until the late 19th century that we even knew they existed. Today we look at 19th century responses to contagious disease.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Island City More than a romantic name
The Island is just one island. For means of clarification we use the names North Island and South Island, but it's all just one piece of land.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Base ball in Braidwood, a long legacy
Sick of winter? I know I am. This week I decided to leap into spring and talk about baseball, specifically the semi-organized clubs from Braidwood.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
More than mining, when the coal runs out
Coal, coal and more coal; it's what made Braidwood and what kept it going. But what happens once all the coal is dug out? That was the problem facing Braidwood at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The 1870s form of self help
Does your life need improvement? Want to be a better person, to live longer? Want to be sure your girlfriend/boyfriend is the right one? Well, Miss Cleo can no longer help.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
February 1865, the war winds down
On February 3, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward met representatives of the Confederacy aboard the steamship River Queen docked at Hampton Road, Virginia near Fort Monroe.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015


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