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Extraordinary Native American Woman – Marie Rouensa – 1677-1725

Do you know Marie Rouensa? No? Maybe she’s more familiar to you by her Native American name, Aramepinchone? You don’t recognize that name either?   Marie is a woman well worth knowing.   Marie Rouensa was born in 1677. Her … Continue reading

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Join Me at A River Thru History Rendezvous September 10 & 11

Those of you who follow this blog are well acquainted by now with the importance of the area’s rivers and waterways to the Chicago area. This weekend you have a unique opportunity to see this history first-hand at A River … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois – Travel back to 1817

As The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods nears completion, I’d like to tell you some of the interesting history of the time period of that story—Northern Illinois, 1817. In the story, Cora, an amateur historian, and Nick, a scientist of … Continue reading

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