The Howard County, Missouri Genealogical Society has announced the release of book entitled History and Families of Howard County, Missouri: “The Mother of Counties”. This book will be released in time for Christmas. This soft-cover book will be about 250 pages, and contain over 75 photos.
Topography of the Mansion Grounds and Vicinity at Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia. from Topography of the mansion grounds and vicinity at Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia · · · Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.
Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton. He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome. He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint. He married twice and had 3 average sized sons. He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.