Originally posted on Shaker Heritage Society:
A brief entry from June 29, 1848 in the South Family Journal reads: “A runaway slave comes from Indiana to find a hiding place.” A later notation tells: “James F. to Albany with a runaway Negro to help him on to Canada.” Between 1848 and 1860, the Shakers at…

I think I’ll use both the coins and the shoe in my new mystery novel! I’ll see how it develops today as I leave my research and make stuff up!

I’ll be there!

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with two of your three fantastic kids?