NEW COVERS!!! A fine collection of eighteen knit and crochet patterns for the reenactor, theatrical costumer, living historian. There are items for the ladies - purses, shawls, headcoverings, and... More > fancy mitts. There are items for the men - socks and soldier's mittens. The patterns are written in modern terms,are very detailed and have numerous photos and charts. All patterns are historically correct and have been adapted from antique items or patterns that were written in the early to mid 1800's. Click on the Preview button to see a sample portion of a pattern. Make sure you click on the link above to see the back cover, because the back cover contains color pictures of 14 of the 18 projects. All interior pages are black & white.
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Non-fiction. A compilation of oral-history stories. Over one hundred stories about the first white settlers to set foot in Simpson County, Mississippi. Immensely interesting, sometimes humorous... More > stories of the world of the pioneers where panthers, rattlesnakes, bears, and Indians were the order of the day. You need not be from Mississippi to enjoy these stories---they are so good, you won't be able to put the book down. The Mississippi pioneers are representative of the pioneers in many of the states that were just beginning to be populated at the time. According to many of these stories, the south was known then as "The Great Western Frontier". There is an index of each and every name that occurs within the text for anyone who is interested in researching geneology. All are listed, including slaves and Native Americans. Large font, E-Z read.< Less
Non-Fiction. The amazing true story of a group of men from Simpson County, Mississippi who took their wagon train on a trading trip to Mobile, Alabama, and back, in the early 1800's. During the trip... More > they encountered robbers in disguise, stolen slaves and slave runners, a tornado, a fiery cock fight and much more. Each and every name that appears in the book is indexed for geneologists. Maps of the journey and of early Mississippi are included. Illustrations by David L. Upton. Large font, E-Z read.< Less