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   ptlogo2 The folks at Bible Rescue have Bibles containing genealogy of the Nelson / Bill family, the Dering / Lowry / Mills / Chadwick family, Crumrine / Slayton / Dunn / Simlick family, the Clapp family, the Gaines / Martin family, and many more. 

     Some of their recent successes include reuniting the Baldwin family Bible and the Gillis family Bible with family. 

     For those interested in genealogy, make sure you check them out and keep checking back. Best, Pat


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The family bible is a family's connection to the past and future. It connects an entire family across generations to their history, to their faith and provides an understanding of who their ancestors were. Family bibles often contain locks of hair, photographs, newspaper articles in addition to names, dates of birth, death and marriages.



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The Remains of This Pearl Harbor Sailor, and Many Others, are Finally Coming Home (link) Barbara Demick Los Angeles Times

KEENE, N.H. — Edwin Chester Hopkins' casket was draped with an American flag that had hung above the state Capitol. Boy Scouts saluted as the motorcade weaved around the colonial town square to the cemetery, where a military bugler readied to play taps in the dappled sunlight of a cool autumn day.


It was a grand funeral, one of the most memorable this New England town had witnessed, for a young man who had perished just past his 19th birthday. All that was lacking were the copious tears one would expect for someone whose death was so tragic and premature. Read More


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Great E-book For Military Enthusiasts. It Has 57 Pages And Contains Rare Information On Combat Engineering Vehicles, Recovery Vehicles, Bridgelayers, Ferrying Systems, Mine Clearing Vehicles And Other Specialized Equipment.



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Stolen Dachau Concentration Camp Gate Found in Norway / Link to AP Article

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because "no useable evidence" has been found, police said Saturday.

Police spokeswoman Kari Bjoerkhaug Trones says the gate with the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei" — "Work sets you free" — was found Nov. 28 under a tarpaulin at a parking lot in Ytre Arna, a settlement north of Bergen, Norway's second-largest city. Read More


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Great E-book For Military Enthusiasts. It Has 57 Pages And Contains Rare Information On Combat Engineering Vehicles, Recovery Vehicles, Bridgelayers, Ferrying Systems, Mine Clearing Vehicles And Other Specialized Equipment.Click Here!

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Jeep Forward Control M-679 Ambulance Link to Jim Allen Article on Four Wheeler

You could say Andrea and Jesse Ybarra of Phoenix, Arizona, were “FC before FC was cool.” Jesse’s first motor vehicle driving experience was in a Jeep FC-150 Forward Control (FC) on the remote desert ranch where he grew up, and the FC-bug has remained in his blood ever since. Today, he and wife Andrea are considered the FC enthusiast group’s best ambassadors and promoters through their events and website ( So what would the ambassadors drive? Jesse has probably bought, sold, scrapped, restored, and built-up more FCs than anyone, but the project in which he invested most of his time, effort, and hard-earned lessons lately is a ’64 M-679 Forward Control Ambulance. Read More

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Her Shocking Murder Became the Stuff of Legend but Everyone Got the Story Wrong (Link) Stephanie Merry for the Washington Post

     Bill Genovese didn’t realize how many people knew his sister’s name until he joined the Marines in 1966. Two years after 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in Queens while 38 neighbors watched and did nothing — or so the story went — he was in line during boot camp, waiting for a piece of equipment. “Genovese, William,” said the man checking names off a list. “Is your sister Kitty?”

      “And I looked at him like, what?” Genovese recalls 50 years later. Read More

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Wisconsin Cop Hits the Jackpot with Ty Cobb Poster Hung in Barn for 90 Years (Link) Forbes Contributed by David Seideman

Earlier this year a Wisconsin police offer overheard a lively conversation at his station. The topic was a TV story about the Lucky 7 Ty Cobb tobacco card find in the South. By now, you’ve probably heard that family cleaning out their great grandfather’s house happened upon seven super rare baseball cards in an old paper bag that was about to be discarded. In March four of the baseball cards from the “Lucky 7 Find” sold for an estimated $3 million. The policeman told his colleagues that he owned a baseball artifact that had been hanging for 90 years in a barn on property he bought 10 years ago. Another officer who was a collector did some research and broke the fantastic news: he owned a poster ...Read More

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Unbelievable! Check Out this Low Mile Boss 429, Just Pulled Out of Storage after 40 Years (Link) Mark Ehlen for Hot Rod

The reason we at Car Craft are celebrating the discovery of a long-neglected or forgotten car is because it represents the mystique that any of us could swing open the doors of an old barn, pole building, or storage unit and find a rare or well-preserved muscle car inside. A lot of attention has been given to barn finds in recent months. They show up at major auctions, and some major car shows have special sections for them.

Any time classic iron gets rescued from obscurity is a good thing, but when ultra-rare muscle comes out of hiding after nearly 40 years, it’s like unearthing a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings. That was the general feeling about this 1969 Boss 429 Mustang when it showed up at Muscle Car Restorations (MCR) of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in the summer of 2015. Charles Avery purchased the Boss 9 in March 1973 from a dealer in Fort Worth, Texas, for the unbelievable sum of $1,475. Read More

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The 26 Best Teams of All Times (Link) Steve Pelonero for Yardbarker

     The 1927 Yankees had an unbelievable collection of talent that led them a 110-44 regular-season record and World Series victory. The infamous "Murderers' Row" of Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri put up historic offensive numbers, as the team led the American League by a wide margin in both runs scored and run prevention. Read More

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2,000-year-old Handwritten Documents Found in London Mud (Link) AP Article

LONDON (AP) — Archaeologists say they have discovered the oldest handwritten document ever found in Britain among hundreds of 2,000-year-old waxed tablets from Roman London.

Museum of London Archaeology experts say they found more than 400 wooden tablets during excavations in London's financial district for the new headquarters of information company Bloomberg.

So far 87 have been deciphered, including one addressed "in London, to Mogontius" and dated to A.D. 65-80 — the earliest recorded reference to the city, which the Romans called Londinium.

Another is dated Jan. 8, A.D. 57 — Britain's earliest dated hand-written document. Read More

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12 Splendid Portraits of Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island (Link) Arika Okrent for Mental Floss

Millions of immigrants came in through Ellis Island from the day it opened in 1892 to the day it closed in 1954. Amateur photographer Augustus Sherman, who worked there as a registry clerk from 1892 to 1925, took hundreds of photos of the new arrivals, often in elaborate traditional dress they had brought with them. He gave the photos simple labels—“Italian woman,” “Scottish boys,” “German stowaway”—that tell the barest of background stories. Courtesy of the Ellis Island Collection at The New York Public Library Digital Collections, here are 12 of Sherman’s portraits of immigrants on their way to a new life in the U.S. Read More

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Israeli Divers Uncover Trove of Shipwrecked Roman Treasure (Link) Daniela Berretta and Ami Bentov

For the Associated Press

CAESAREA, Israel — A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel's biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades, archaeologists said Monday as the priceless objects were showcased for the first time.

The treasures were found last month by divers Ran Feinstein and Ofer Raanan when they came across an ancient shipwreck near the port of Caesarea.

Standing next to his diving buddy, Raanan recounted the moment the pair realized they had discovered something special. Read More

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Whitcraft Scrapbook: Page Two

    On this second page of the scrapbook is a poem written by Wisconsin poet Henry Reed Conant (?-1923) titled, Faces that are Gone. As the date reflects, this page was probably created in 1892.

    Another clipping shows the poem Our Two Opinions, written by Eugene Field. Field was established in his own rights working for the Chicago Daily News in 1892. His father, Roswell Martin Field (1807-1869) was also well-known. The elder field represented Dred Scott (dates unknown) the slave who sued for his freedom in 1857. (Dred Scott vs. Sandford or the Dred Scott Case). 

As of yet, I have not researched the other poems--maybe someday. Enjoy, Pat

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Mysterious 'Man in the Iron Mask' Revealed 350 Years Later (Link)

Kacey Deamer for Live Science

A 350-year-old French mystery has been unmasked: In his new book, Paul Sonnino, a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claims he has uncovered the real identity of the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask.

The Man in the Iron Mask was a prisoner arrested in 1669 and held in the Bastille and other French jails for more than three decades, until his death in 1703. His identity has been an enduring mystery because, throughout his imprisonment, the man's face was hidden by a mask, according to Sonnino. The story was even popularized in the 1998 film "The Man in the Iron Mask," starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

It's a mystery that evaded even famed philosopher Voltaire and writer Alexandre Dumas. Historians have discounted the theory popularized by Voltaire and Dumas that the masked man was the twin brother of Louis XIV, according to Sonnino. Read More


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This Aston Martin DBS has Live in a Barn Since 1986 (Link) Autoblog

     For a moment, think of every major event that has occurred in your life since 1986 (if you're old enough, of course). Many birthdays have come and gone, children have grown to become adults, and we went from listening to "Rock Me Amadeus" to well... Justin Bieber. In a nutshell, things have changed quite a bit, but not for everything. In 1986, this Aston Martin DBS was rolled into a barn and locked safely away from prying eyes, and for the last 30 years, that is exactly where it has remained, until now. The dusty yet gorgeous Aston will cross the Silverstone Auctions block in May, where it's expected to fetch upwards of £60,000 (about $87,000). New in 1968, it would have cost about £4,470. Read More


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The Thompson Hudson Jr. And Anna (Cooper) Hudson Family

  Thompson Hudson, Jr. married Anna Cooper in 1877. Together they had nine children. 

I. Rachel Hudson 

2. Dickey Hudson

3. Mary C. Hudson

4. Keziah H. Hudson

5. Margaret S. Hudson

6. Bessie R. Hudson

7. Ida C. Hudson

8. Martha A. Hudson

9. Thompson Hudson III 

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Was a Ghost Spotted at the Hotel that Inspired "The Shining" (Link)

This had just enough historical content to make it here onto Passed Time. Besides, who doesn't love "The Shining" and/or a good haunting? Enjoy, Pat


Johanna Li for Inside Edition

One man thought he photographed an empty lobby, but the image he uploaded shows a scene straight out of The Shining.

Henry Yau, a publicist from Houston, said he was inspired to visit The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado after hearing stories of its paranormal past. According to the website, the hotel had been "collecting spirits" since 1872, ....Read More 

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Inside the Squalid Tenements of 1890s New York City (Link) by Alex Arbuckle

By Alex Arbuckle for Mashable

     In the last decades of the 19th century, lower Manhattan was a densely packed collection of slums. With waves of immigrants entering the city and land at a premium, landlords bought up buildings and subdivided them into ever smaller partitions, housing dozens of people together in squalid, dark, unventilated rooms. Buildings often covered 90% of a standard 25-by-100-foot lot, with windows and ventilation only at the front and back. Read More

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Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved

A Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded on the sea floor, quashing years of speculation.



The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein

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USS Indianapolis wreckage found 72 years later - CNN Video

The remains of the USS Indianapolis, which delivered parts of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and was later sunk by a Japanese submarine, have been found.


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Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered in Zelenyy Yar Necropolis

Two medieval mummies from a mystery Arctic civilization have been discovered at the edge of Siberia. The remains of an adult and baby were found in the Zelenyy Yar necropolis, an archaeological complex first discovered in 1997, and were covered in copper-with the adult having been plated from head to


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York County History Center

Fastnacht Day will be celebrated at the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The Friends of the History Center will serve fastnachts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the Museum, located at 250 E. Market Street, York.

This free event is held each year as the Friends’ “thank you” to the community for their support throughout the year. Fastnacht Day originated with Pennsylvania Germans on Shrove Tuesday, when all fat had to be removed from the home before Lent.

The Friends hold fundraising events all year to benefit the programs and exhibits of the History Center.


York County History Center Closed January 26-27, 2017



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Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.

That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School just outside East Lansing, Mich., was holding final exams, but before the morning bell rang on May 18, 1927, children ran and played outside. Peals of laughter could be heard.


WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) - The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col.


'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel. In "The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein," Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

Jaw-dropping discovery: Soldier's diary retells WWI horrors

Norman Gray, a fresh-faced 19-year-old was shipped off to France in 1914 to fight in World War I. Now his diary resurfaced, documenting the horrors of war.



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