Monthly Archives: July 2011

“A Brilliant Victory”

On July 21, 1861, Union and Confederate troops faced off in the first major land battle of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run).  Samuel Rutherford Houston, a Presbyterian minister from Virginia, notes in his diary

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Louisiana for Bibliophiles

Leona Queyrouze

Image from Leona Queyrouze Papers. Exhibition on display in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall through September 3, 2011 Though Louisiana is better known for its politics and laissez les bons temps rouler approach to life, the state also has

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On display at Middleton Library: The Great Flood of 1927

In the Middleton Library lobby until the end of Summer, August 21st, be sure to visit the Display Committee’s latest display on The Great Flood of 1927. Unusually heavy rainfall throughout the mid-west and Mississippi River valley led to one

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