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18th century shark skin razor case “left” in America by a Scottish Lord in 1772.

This unusual case was found at an antique show in Florida, and when found, had an old historical society sticker on the bottom. like 19th century old. The sticker reads, “Presented to the Fairfield County Historical Society of Connecticut by Misses Peck of Stratford, CT, 188?, Left by John Sterling in 177?”. I originally believed …

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Houmas House Plantation in NOLA – and its Union, WV Connection

This is the famous Houmas House Plantation near New Orleans, Louisiana: Well, it has a deep connection to little ‘ole Union, WV. In Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, are two spectacular antebellum mansions, Elmwood, and Walnut Grove. Did you know that the owners of Walnut Grove also owned the Houmas House Plantation in New Orleans? …

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