Monthly Archives: January 2017

New World War II-Era Correspondence Collection

Growing up, did your parents have a pet name for you?  What about your sweetheart or your spouse?  Do they call you Pookie or Boo? Former U.S. President and California governor Ronald Reagan called his beloved wife Nancy, “Mommy.” A … Continue reading

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Biltmore Dairy

During the late 1880s, when George W. Vanderbilt commenced to assemble his Biltmore property south of Asheville, he began to envision the sprawling estate as a working farm. One of the first details to which he tended was the procurement … Continue reading

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