Interesting Stories as Told by Col. Mark Hardin on a Train, 8/6/1891
Interesting Stories as Told by Col. Mark Hardin on a Train, 8/6/1891 As iron sharpeneth iron, so a man’s face sharpeneth the face of his friend. How it shortens the miles to travel witha companion who has something to talk about and knows how to talk […]
Mrs. Arp Hosts a Candy Party for the Children & Chaos Ensue – Bill Arp, 6/4/1891
Mrs. Arp Hosts a Candy Party for the Children & Chaos Ensue – Bill Arp, 6/4/1891 “What’s all this rumpus about?” I came home to dinner and found the house full and yard full of children-grandchildrenand other children. “Oh, nothing much,” said Mrs. Arp. “I promised […]
Southern Books Should be Used in Southern Schools – Bill Arp, 5/28/1891
Southern Books Should be Used in Southern Schools – Bill Arp, 5/28/1891 Since writing a late letter on Southern school books, my mail has been flooded with pamphlets and reports going toprove that a State cannot safely publish or prescribe her own school books. Ohio tried […]
Thoughts on the origin of “First in war, first in peace” & other matters – Bill Arp, 8/16/1890
Thoughts on the origin of “First in war, first in peace” & other matters – Bill Arp, 8/16/1890 Let us vindicate the truth of history. Whether it was John Marshall or Harry Lee who first used the phrase, “First inwar, first in peace.” etc., is of […]
A Recent Rough Storm – Bill Arp, 6/12/1890
A Recent Rough Storm – Bill Arp, 6/12/1890 I thought it was Sherman. No, I didn’t either, but somehow it reminded me of Sherman. We had company for dinner- childrenand grand children and all other kin folks, and were winking up the general repast with strawberries […]
Impressions of Mobile and Brewton, Alabama, Aswell as Some Comments on the Negro – Bill Arp, 1/10/1889
Impressions of Mobile and Brewton, Alabama, Aswell as Some Comments on the Negro – Bill Arp, 1/10/1889 Forty-two years ago I visited Mobile, one of the oldest cities of the south. It is there yet, but not changed. I recognized manyof the same venerable buildings, and […]
Farming in Trickem, Alabama – Bartemus aka A.S. Hinton, 7/5/1889
Farming in Trickem, Alabama – Bartemus aka A.S. Hinton, 7/5/1889 We are needing rain at Trickem, we have had some very slight showers, but the crop calls for a rootsoaker, a cloud-burstsuch as will put mud creek on a boom and smooth the landscape out to […]
The Importance of Trees – Bill Arp, 12/20/1888
The Importance of Trees – Bill Arp, 12/20/1888 On the third day of creation God made the trees. Out of the ground he made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sightand good for food. The tree of life also in the midst of […]
The Joys & Particulars of Country Life – Bill Arp, 12/9/1888
The Joys & Particulars of Country Life – Bill Arp, 12/9/1888 The black gum leaves are turning red, The sycamores are yellow; The farmer feels serenely glad, For every thing is mellow.The earliest fires of the fall Have brightened up the room, The cat and dog […]
Childhood Thievery, Difference Between White & Negro Thievery- Bill Arp, 6/7/1888
Childhood Thievery, Difference Between White & Negro Thievery- Bill Arp, 6/7/1888 I visited a lady in my travels who was not calm and serene, for some boys had slipped up and stolen the young mockingbirds from the nest she bad been watching so long. “And only […]
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