Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Latest on Robin Hood!

The latest research on Robin Hood puts the legendary outlaw back in Sherwood Forest instead of Barnesdale. Just where we need him. The article is deep, but a photograph of the source material is a pretty sight to behold.

(Click Image to Enlarge. Note the Highlight on the words "Robin Hode" and "Sherwoode.")

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Clyde List Editorial: Thanksgiving Day 2009

The First Thanksgiving
by J.L.G. Ferris
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
NOTE: The Sherwood Historical Society does not endorse Clyde's Comments.

Thanksgiving is the celebration of a very positive historical incident that happened between some white people and the Native Americans a long, long time ago. But there was a lot more than that to celebrate. Please go to:
Forgotten Founders.
Spend some time imagining what America might been like if only the story had not taken such a desperately wrong turn. The page will make you very angry. Sorry to spoil your holiday! Happy Thanksgiving anyway.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Photo Refurbishing

It's amazing how much detail can be brought out of an old family photo. Here is a before and after portrait from the Aebischer family. The original was found among a large collection of photographs donated recently. Most were taken around the Mountain Home area. This photograph was artfully copied and retouched by our Sherwood Historical Society computer geek. (Click to Enlarge.)

Chet's last Go Round

The caption for this post card photo reads:

This is to express my appreciation of your friendship during my thirty years as your Rural Carrier -- Chet Tooze.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

England is Paying Attention!

A book by the Sherwood historian June Reynolds has just appeared at Please leave a review so that people will know how much fun it is.

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Things for Sale at the Museum

A Place in Time by June Reynolds

History Book $30
Christmas Chair by June Reynolds

Reynolds Fiction $12
Heritage Trail Guide by Clyde List
Trail Guide $5
The Folks CD
The Folks $7
Sherwood Centennial Cook Book
Cook Book $7.50
Renaissance Singers CD
Renaissance Singers $15
Melody Guy CD

Melody Guy

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