old news articles, birth and marriage announcements, old
advertising, old legal notices and much more!
Read all about
crimes of passion, fancy & not-so-fancy weddings, and whose
Mississippi cousins are visiting for te Mardi Gras Carnival.
What? You didn't know about that
early divorce Aunt Edna got? And surprise! Great-great-granddad J. W. was
not only a farmer, but a county commissioner, too.
mention of long-gone hometowns left behind, squabbles at the county
courthouse and at the local beer joint, epidemics and traveling circuses.
In one memorable
Louisiana story, a New Orleans barber was arrested... he overcharged for a
recipes that your great-grandmother might've tried, the poems she might
have tucked into her Bible, and consider the finest cures of the day:
Carter's Little Liver Pills, Pilcher's Castoria, and remedies for those
"secret, depraved habits" of young men.