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A State Called Franklin

For four years,  settlers in the northeast corner of modern day Tennessee proudly proclaimed themselves residents of the brand new state of Franklin.  At that time (the 1780’s) our new post-revolution Congress had not yet solidified the procedure for statehood, … Continue reading

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How about that boot heel?

Some of the interesting border anomalies came about because of strong willed personalities, and the boot heel of Missouri is a good example of that.  At the time that both Arkansas and Missouri were territories eyeing the promise of statehood, … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Lynn Garthwaite and I am the author of a series of early chapter books for kids (http://tinyurl.com/43roovy) and am currently researching and writing a history book to explain how our states got those … Continue reading

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