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Solemnizing Marriages Not-So-Solemnly: Humor From a Justice of the Peace

When two people got married in Nashville during the 19th century, it was not unusual for the officiant to write something along the lines of, “I hereby certify that I solemnized the rights of matrimony between the above named” on … Continue reading

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Emergency Procedures: How One School Responded to the Cuban Missile Crisis

An intriguing, coffee-stained document from Hillsboro High School was unearthed in the Archives back in 2003, hidden amid a pile of materials marked “somewhere else.”   It was a simple, routine form for students and parents from 1962; however, it was a simple, routine form … Continue reading

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