by Kristin Holt | Jul 4, 2016 | Articles
Victorian Americans celebrated Independence Day much like we do today…with some notable differences. Many historic occasions coincided with Independence Day (intentionally, I imagine), and patriotism swelled from small western towns to historic cities like Philadelphia. This review of Victorian-era Fourths of July may spark your patriotism while it enlightens your view of America’s past.
by Kristin Holt | Jun 26, 2016 | Articles
Historic Silver City, Idaho, nestled deep within the Owyhee Mountains has a rich history of gold and silver mining. The historic town is LIVING HISTORY at its finest! I share a blend of Victorian and modern photos. Historical facts about the town and county too. #JacquieRogersAdo16.
by Kristin Holt | Apr 29, 2016 | Articles
The first Arbor Day was held in the early 1870’s in Nebraska. The event slowly became an annual occasion in all of the fifty States. This tradition of planting trees to beautify and forest the plains has benefited all states in the union. Quotes, a period newspaper article, and historic images enrich the historic understanding of this holiday’s origins.
by Kristin Holt | Aug 3, 2015 | Articles
I share My Personal Top 5 Reasons AUTHORS (especially me) Benefit From (touring and visiting) Historical Residences. I’ve visited many and share highlights as well as personal epiphanies of the value of researching history up close and personal.
by Kristin Holt | Jul 13, 2015 | Articles
I share a full scene that didn’t make it into the finished novel: The Bride Lottery. I’ll explain why this scene was cut from the final version during editing.