Author Archives: kateconewrites

Shakers and the Underground Railroad

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…

Coin in the Mouth or Shoe on the Coffin

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!

Heritage Apple Day at Lakeside Orchard

I’ll be there!

Kate Cone

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