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Hello from Ohio and Florida (snowbird)

Discussion in 'New Recruits Meet & Greet Area' started by Andersongirl57, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Andersongirl57

    Andersongirl57 Cadet

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    I'm happy to be part of the forum. I do a lot of research because I write books for young readers, usually ages 10 and up. So far, I've had two books published.

    The first is Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg (2013, Lerner Publishing Group, Minneapolis, MN). It received many good reviews and some awards, and it's a great classroom book for teaching the battle of Gettysburg.

    My newest book is Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies (October 2016, Quindaro Press, Kansas City, MO). It focuses on the women and girls at the arsenals where horrible explosions took many lives. I've seen a thread on here about these events. The three places are the Allegheny Arsenal (near Pittsburgh), the CS Laboratory (Richmond), and the Washington Arsenal (Washington, DC). I'm doing a presentation on Saturday, March 11, at Historic Tredegar in Richmond about the tragedies.


    I am always looking for ideas for new books. I like to focus on the regular people in history, not on the big names everyone already knows about. Feel free to send me any cool stories you find in your research.
     

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    Welcome to Civil War Talk from Wet Texas!

    Be sure to post abut your work in the "OUR Authors" thread!
     
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    Welcome from Michigan and snowbird Florida. Well my wife and I skipped Florida this year and are leaving for Texas in two weeks. I have a history convention in Texas and had to choose Floridian or Texas for a few weeks. Every time it snowed this winter my wife pointed out the problems with my not Florida decision.
     
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    welcome from sunny Pennsylvania nice to have you aboard.
     
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    Legion Para 1st Lieutenant Forum Host Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum Tanya.

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    Welcome from The Trans-Mississippi Department. Wish I could be there on 3/11. Your Gunpowder Girls book has been mentioned here in the forum.

    http://civilwartalk.com/threads/gun...hree-civil-war-tragedies.125921/#post-1362808
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hello and Greetings from the Heart of the Anthracite Coal Region in Penna.
     
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    Welcome from the sunshine state,not a snowbird but a Florida gator.
     
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    Welcome From THE Heart Of Dixie
     
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    Welcome, enjoy
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Hello! Welcome from the Volunteer State.


    Excuse me but what the heck are they doing in that photo? Sad!
     
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    Hello and welcome from California!
     
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    Beach replenishment. Pumping in dredging spoil to rebuild the beaches. The 'dozers are used to build berms that are subsequently filled in. This is about a mile from my house.
     
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    Welcome to CWT from the Smoky Mountain side of North Carolina.
     
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    That's pretty sad! Any specific reason for the sand erosion?
     
  19. AndyHall

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    Galveston is a barrier island. Erosion is natural. It accelerates in cases of storms, but it's always happening. The beach was about 100 yards farther out 150 years ago, and has been built up again a couple times at least before this.
     
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    Howdy and Welcome!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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