Sherry Monahan
The Corny Old West

The Corny Old West

“It was pretty tough in those times,” Mrs. Bell Mattison recalled about her years in Fillmore County, Nebraska, after she moved there with her...

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The “Crazy” Dose

The “Crazy” Dose

“One of the most prevalent superstitions was regarding the burial of partially decayed materials under steps of the house of the person to whom one...

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Salty Thieves

Salty Thieves

“Another Robbery, This One On the Yukon, Netted $7,000,” read the August 31, 1898, headline in The Helena Independent. These clever thieves had used...

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Snake River Salmon

Snake River Salmon

“While travelling along the Snake River, father secured a fine, large salmon from an Indian, and we looked forward to a good feast at supper time....

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Beware of the Dung Tea

Beware of the Dung Tea

“Among the foremost of remedies ‘handed down’ in the family is the tea made of dung,” recalled Oregon pioneer Charles Banister. His grandmother’s...

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