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Author: Maryann Paige

Maryann is a lover of writing, history and anything spooky.  She resides in East Tennessee.
The Triangle Factory Fire Kills 146 Workers

The Triangle Factory Fire Kills 146 Workers

Going to work is never easy. Many surveys claim that over 70% of Americans do not like what they do for a living. But, imagine living 100 years ago where choices were limited. One needed to work if they wanted to eat. There were no other choices. Many arrived from Europe for a better life and off to the factories you went to work. Many in New York City worked at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. On March 25, 1911, a…

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The Black Plague – Killer at the Shores

The Black Plague – Killer at the Shores

The Pima Indians of the American Southwest hold the belief in an old legend called oimmeddam, the wandering sickness, which elicits the deepest fears of man. “Where do you come from?” an Indian asks a tall, black-hatted stranger. “I come from far away,” the stranger replies, “from……across the Eastern Ocean.” “What do you bring?” the Indian asks. “I bring death,” the stranger answers.  “My breath causes children to wither and die like young plants in the spring snow.  I bring…

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