Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Sherman, Set the WABAC Machine!,” Part 1

In the 1960s, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, cartoon characters on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, traveled back in time to visit famous historical events through Mr. Peabody’s WABAC (“wayback”) machine. This week’s blog is an intro to our local WABAC trip, beginning next time. We include excerpts from our history exhibit and booklet, with new info, too. You might have seen the history exhibit at the Violet Crown Festival (2003-2010), Crestview United Methodist Church’s 60th … Read more

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A Voice of the Violet Crown

I have a friend who is fascinated with genealogy, just as I am. She has told me the story of her great-grandmother, Dr. Elizabeth Durbin Irby Crow Smith, one of the first woman physicians in Northern Louisiana. As she passed away at age 73, she said to those around her: It’s a shame for me to die and take all this knowledge with me. Few of us will gain the wisdom Elizabeth did. She was … Read more

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