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The Indian War that Wasn’t

A distant cousin shared this funny story with me recently. He also shared the picture of Richard “John” Hall. On Saturday the 6th day of January, 1838, near the same spot where a quarter of a century before the first settler in the Town of Ellington felled the trees and erected his rude log cabin …

What? A connection to Harry Potter? You betcha.

Alnwick Castle has belonged to the Percy family for over 700 years. This castle was used in filming the Hogwarts school in Harry Potter. Check out their website to see a lot of history on the Percy family as well as some great pictures of the Percy ancestors. Here is a snapshot of our line: …

Russ Bailey, Baseball Pioneer

Russell C. Bailey was born January 26, 1879 in Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin to Charles and Rebecca (Hall) Bailey. Mr. Bailey’s career as a baseball player and manager began in 1905, when he played with Eau Claire in the Illinois-Wisconsin league. He retired from active participation in the game in 1912, when he was manager …