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Back at the keyboard again

Well, I am back again. I have been on an extended hiatus for many reasons, health being one of them. But this morning, I called my unofficial blog mentor, Ken Steinhoff, and he gave me my marching orders. He said … Continue reading

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Memories from Carole Avery Adams

A reader posted a comment recently which I felt should be published as an article on this blog. The following article is being published with her permission: Memories from Carole Avery Adams: I spent the first five years of my … Continue reading

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‘Living in Smelterville’ Written by a Reader of Sprigg Street Memories

American Environmental Photographs Collection, [AEP Image Number, e.g., AEP-MIN73], Department of Special Collections, University of Chicago Library. The above photo, although not taken in Cape, looks familiar to those who lived in or near Smelterville. The main difference between what … Continue reading

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Charlie Dietiker – Grocery Store Owner

11/30/2011 Correction: I have been informed by a reader of this blog that Charlie’s store was not located in Smelterville. His brother John’s store was the one located there. Here is the info on Charlie’s store location from reader Collin … Continue reading

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