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Moneek

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 by

Moneek

The Upper Canada Revolt of 1837 may have contributed to the dissatisfaction of some displaced loyalists in the area of upper Canada, including the regions surrounding Port Dover, or it may have simply been the desire for better land and the simple concept of a warmer climate that inspired some members of the community to set out for the new frontier of Iowa. However, whatever the case, a group of citizens there in Ontario Canada, including Abner DeCou, Moses McSwain, and our family member, Edward Knight, took the decision in 1849 to set out...

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Strong Medicine

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 by

The story of Barbara (Knight) Coeur as related through writings and contributions of her children, Patti, Ann, and Skip. Barbara Jean Knight was born April 2, 1930 in Eau Claire, Wisc onsin, the daughter of Hazel and Bayard Knight, and the younger sister to Donald Knight. Barbara was an independent spirit, inspired by her father to not allow her thinking to be limited by convention, and by her mother to accomplish her goals both undeterred and without hesitation. This was in a time wherein women were still considered constrained to certain...

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The Loyalist Exodus by Historian Tabitha Marshall

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by

The Loyalist Exodus by Historian Tabitha Marshall

Consciousness culture finite but unbounded tesseract rich in mystery kindling the energy hidden in matter. Cosmic ocean rich in heavy atoms Sea of Tranquility a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena inconspicuous motes of rock and gas muse about?

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A Little Coffee from Kona

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by

A Little Coffee from Kona

Moving across the world there are, at times, respites that are uniquely pleasurable. Carving out a coffee plantation on the slopes of a volcano was a memory, and just such a respite that was, simply put, wonderful. The Creative Life and producer Phil Bransom were kind enough to bring it to life for...

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“The Use Of The Pig”

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 by

My dad enjoyed old time humor. I can remember and count the times he cursed on just one hand. (Most of those times related to something that I had just done or was about to do) And he was embarrassed by any reference to sex. He thought it unfair and disrespectful to women and wouldn’t abide it. But when it came to humorous stories, he really liked the ones that involved

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May You Survive A Difficult Journey

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 by

Sometimes the greatest agents of beneficial change in our lives arrive cloaked in a shroud of misfortune and grief. Such was the life of William Reed. William was, from a very young age, stricken with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, challenging not only his movement and comfort, but his very enthusiasm for life as well. In the age of farming William was uniquely ill suited for that life.

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A Cathedral For Wolves

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 by

Far from being as it is today the North America encountered by the early settlers and pioneers was a place comprised, generally speaking, of two great oceans of trees divided by a broad central plain standing over six feet high in buffalo grass. The native peoples lacked the technology to alter these elements in any significant way rather, for the most part, relying on forest and prairie fires as well as other naturally occurring events to clear

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Sadly, Our Keeper Of The Family History Has Become Part Of It

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 by

Sadly, Our Keeper Of The Family History Has Become Part Of It

Sadly, Our Keeper Of The Family History Has Become Part Of It. Jaimee Hedlund January 11, 1957 – August 6, 2019. Few families can claim to be so richly blessed by having someone that takes it upon themselves to carefully research and record the family history so that those that come after will be able to find a sense of who they are and where they are from.

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Fiddles, Banjoes, and a Squeeze Box Full of Beer

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 by

In the old days, before iTunes, before Dolby Digital sound, before cassette tapes, and even before phonographs and gramophones, music was just as sought after and looked forward to as it is today, but back then you had to find those that could spontaneously make it, or better yet, make it yourself!. The Knight family, like many or most others had its share of gifted, and at times, not so gifted musicians. I would say

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Knights’ Pool

Posted on Aug 17, 2019 by

On the Eau Claire River Frank Arnold Knight Sr. was born August 10th, 1855 in Winneshiek Iowa, the son of Benjamin Knight, Silas Knight Srs’ brother. It is unclear as to when Frank Knight migrated to Wisconsin or built a cabin deep in the woods along the Eau Claire River but whatever the year, this area where the cabin was built surely was deep wilderness at the time. The location he selected is a very interesting area wherein the river transitions from deep rock lined rapids to an expansive river, smooth flowing, with sand banks. A dramatic...

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