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Waynedale History

NO BITING THE BULLET: THE TRUTH ABOUT CIVIL WAR MEDICINE

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Dr. Gordon E. Damman, D.D.S., opened his lecture Civil War Medicine: An Overview, Tuesday, April 17th at The Lincoln Museum with the humorous proposal that bitten bullets collected from the Civil War were not, in fact bitten by soldiers for anesthetic effect. Who are the bullet-biting culprits? Dr. Damman's slide displayed two little pigs grazing in a field and followed with another slide: well known yard soldiers, common squirrels. The dentist and Civil War medical expert declared that both...

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CHIEF RICHARDVILLE HOUSE OPENS FOR SEASON

Details The Painted Turtle Drum & Singers presented traditional drumming songs on Saturday, May 5, 2007 opening a new season of programs at the Chief Richardville House.  (Clockwise) Red jacket George Strack, Jay Hartleroad, Gary Shoemaker, George Marks, Chase Conrad.

On May 5, The History Center opened a new season of programs at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road. The first Saturdays of each month, May through November, have been designated as "Miami Indian Heritage Days." Programs will feature local artists, performers, and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating traditional customs related to food, dress, dance and other aspects of their heritage.

The events for May and June have been made...

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THE HISORY OF THE JACK O'LANTERN

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courtesy of History.com

 

People have been making jack o'lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket...

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