This world has gone all digital, but our keepsakes are on paper. And many families have papers from years ago that are worth keeping.

For instance, one document of my father's is 157 years old.

(1) comment

Virginia Moss

"Sewing machinery or lightning rods? I don't quite understand what put these things in the same league as whiskey."

My guess is that it is the same as today: Political connections and corruption. Nothing ever changes.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.