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Iron Ladies: An Obsession with antique power

Jun 21, 2007 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

For a lot of members, it’s more than just a hobby. There’s a connection to some memory.

Rocks of Ages Redefined

Jun 21, 2007 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

If there is one elemental resource we can count on in this region, it is rocks. Our practical forebears cleared them laboriously from the land, by hand and with horse…

Learning to Live with Trains

Mar 22, 2007 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Spring 2007

Railroads brought a giant step in technology to the people of these fair hills, a step that took some getting used to. Although the new technology promised commercial progress and an easier lifestyle, it came at a price.

Home Child

Sep 15, 2005 | Bernadette Hardaker

Children were expected to work, often in the cruellest of conditions. Destitute, abandoned or orphaned, many children survived by their wits on the street.

The Night the Dams Broke

Mar 18, 1999 | Ken Weber

Two hours before dawn, on November 13, 1889, the great Alton flood disaster took place when a series of dams failed to hold strong.

African Shadows

Nov 19, 1998 | Peter Meyler

Black settlers were among the first homesteaders in the hills, but little of their legacy remains.

Norman Jewison – Filmmaker and Farmer

Oct 5, 1998 | Jack Batten | Back Issues

Norman Jewison, one of the world’s great movie directors, feels most at home when he’s down on the farm.