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Nov
14
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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When my husband's untimely death left me a widow with a considerable estate, I dedicated my life to 'relief work'. As secretary of the Keokuk Soldiers’ Aid Society, I visited troop encampments and organized a statewide system of local aid societies. I fought a 'running battle' with male-dominated aid societies, but, more importantly, my relief workers and I convinced the Army to open special diet kitchens at army hospitals to improve the care...
Nov
13
by Eleanor Rose at 3:18 PM
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Miss Leslie’s New Cookery Book was written by Eliza Leslie and originally published in 1837. It was the most popular cookbook in America at the time, selling at least 150,000 copies. Miss Leslie’s simple, yet very detailed approach to cooking made her recipes popular with women such as Mary Todd Lincoln and those of her social standing. I have read that Mary Todd Lincoln taught herself to cook...
Nov
13
by ami at 11:47 AM
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