Gravity hills are found all over the world. Many places have legends about specific locations that carry over into the present. The majority of these legends are easily disproven. But the effects in some of these places are not so easily overlooked. One of the most bizarre effects are called gravity hills. Gravity hills are… Continue reading The Mystery and Legends of Gravity Hills
Our last name is a link that ties us to the generations that have come before us. When we research our family, we expect our last name to remain unchanged through the many generations. But if you were to actually explore your ancestors, you may be surprised to find that your last name has changed… Continue reading How History Has Changed Our Last Name
Everyone is familiar with what an assassination is due to the assassinations of many prominent figures in the United States and around the world. But there are many more assassinations that are not successful. One particular attempted assassination was thwarted by a simple thing - a locked door. On November 5, 1995, a man named… Continue reading Foiled – By a Locked Door
Of the nearly 250 people that occupied the now famous Alamo Mission (located in San Antonio, Texas), less than 50 survived the Battle of the Alamo. A remarkable woman named Susanna Dickinson and her toddler daughter were two of these survivors. Her experiences at Alamo provided some of the most remarkable eyewitness statements about the… Continue reading Susanna Dickinson – Survivor of the Alamo
Exploring the History We Are Not Taught Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. I am going to be exploring history beyond what is taught in a classroom. I am also going to… Continue reading Welcome to My New History Blog
My name is Ashley Nichols and I have a passion for history. History became my passion after I started homeschooling my sons. I realized that there is so much history that is being left out of lessons in school. There are so many interesting things that have happened here in the United States and around… Continue reading Who Am I?