Sunday, June 22, 2008

How Kewl Is This!! A Plethora of Historic Information

This is from an article on Qwest.live.com/news - Its about what was found in a Maryland plantation attic... 400 years of documents!! From big important documents to small notes about everyday items.

"CENTREVILLE, Md. - For four centuries, they were the ultimate pack rats. Now a Maryland family's massive collection of letters, maps and printed bills has surfaced in the attic of a former plantation, providing a firsthand account of life from the 1660s through World War II."

"Historians are used to dealing with political records and military documents," said Adam Goodheart, a history professor at nearby Washington College. "But what they aren't used to is political letters and military documents kept right alongside bills for laundry or directions for building a washing machine."

Goodheart is working with state archivists and a crew of four student interns to collect the documents, which were found stuffed into boxes, barrels and peach baskets."


How juicy is that!! The full article can be found here.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

that is cool, I would have loved to come across those documents.

It pays to be a pack rat, I keep telling myself that anyway.

Wanda said...

Wouldn't that be something to stumble across ~~~ Very KEWL!!

Anonymous said...

A girlfriend of mine found a letter written by Davy Crockett in an old family truck in Texas... She sold it for 4000 dollars...

I just think this sort of thing is interesting...

Miss P