Welcome to my new blog! I’ve been wanting to have a blog to go with my main U.S. History Images site ever since I created it about three years ago. Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been working on it for that long! It doesn’t seem like it’s been three years since I’ve been scanning and adding images. My collection of United States history books has really grown over the years. My husband, a fabulous furniture maker, finally designed and built me a huge set of bookcases. (I guess he’d had enough of my whining!) But they’re already full! What’s a book addict to do?
One of the delightfully unexpected side-effects of this project is everything I’m re-learning about American history. There are so many fantastic stories of people and places and events that I never learned about, or learned about and forgot.
So my goal for this blog is to share two types of stories: the stories of my process in creating the web site and the stories that I discover about United States history as I go along.
Coincidentally, the next set of images that I’m preparing concerns the Civil War. This seems very apropos, considering this is the Rebellion’s sesquicentennial. When the war first started, the common wisdom was that it would only last a few months. I feel the same way about this project. It’s definitely taking me a lot longer to complete than I imagined. More about that in my next post.