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Moments in Time
Moments in Time
Great Scott! If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious #@&*.

While we don't have a time machine our reasearch has taken us back in time. Here's some of the places we've visited....

DeLorean Time Machine photo courtesy of Oto Godfrey and Justin Morton.
September 11, 2001Never Forget

September 11, 2001

The Great MigrationThe Puritan Great Migration 1620-1640

The Great Migration

United Empire Loyalists"No country ever had such founders -- No country in the world -- No, not since the days of Abraham" -- Lady Tennyson.

United Empire Loyalists

New Haven River DisasterIt was July 26th 1830, it had been a very wet season. Saturday afternoon it started raining unusually hard. It was still raining hard Sunday night. It was between ten and eleven o'clock when the residents of Haven Hollow, living closest to the stream first became alarmed. They began fighting to save what they could from the mills and other buildings that were threatened with immediate destruction. Still it wasn't time to panic. They had lived there for years, for some as many as thirty years. The water had never been a serious threat. This was unfortunate because had they realized they were witnessing what would become Vermont's worst flood of the 19th century they might have forgone the things and saved their lives.

New Haven River Disaster

Cave of the MoundsWith the money he made from mining lead Ebeneezer Brigham purchased a farm which turned out to be a prime location to quarry limestone. In 1934 a routine blast uncovered uncovered a cave which in 1987 became a national natural landmark.

Cave of the Mounds

Brigham Family AssociationThe Brigham Family Association was organized 18 October 1893. It was active well into the late 1950's. One of their main goals was to publish a family history which was realized in 1907 with the publication of "The History of the Brigham Family a Record of Several Thousand Descendants of Thomas Brigham the Emigrant, 1603-1653" and again in 1927 when the second volume was published.

The Brigham Famiy Association

Thomas Birds HouseAlso know as the Bird-Sawyer house. Thomas Bird of England emigrated to Dorchester, Massachusetts aboard the ship John & Mary in 1635. He built his homestead shortly thereafter. The house remained in the family and sheltered ten generations until it fell into disrepair in the late 1930's-1940

Thomas Birds House

Documents Concerning Jefferson J. AdamsThe strange story of Jefferson Jeptha Adams and Melvina (nee Bean) Whitney. We have the facts but sadly we don't have the emotions or the motives. Jefferson enlisted in the Union Army. Four days after he mustered into his unit he married Melvina. Just a little over two years later Jefferson died of disease in a field hospital in New Orleans. He did not leave a will. Melvina ended up getting just twenty dollars from the estate. Melvina applied for and was receiving pension payments as Jefferson's widow. Early in 1865 she abandoned Jefferson's children and left the state with a man named Benjamin Hatch. Hatch was married but Melvina was living with him as Mrs. Hatch. In 1874 he left her.

Documents Concerning Jefferson J. Adams

Michigan 33rdFrederick E. Harris and Frederick D. Wheelock were cousins once removed. Their most common ancestor was Artimus Wheelock 1801-1871. They mustered into the 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry company H at Island Lake, Michigan, between 13-20, May, 1898.

Frederick Harris & Frederick D Wheelock Serivice

Wheelock ChinaThree Wheelock brothers born in Janesville, Wisconsin started the perhaps the most successful souvenir china business that ever was. Today their work has become the passion of collectors world wide.

The Wheelock China Company

The Simpsons ConnectionNo, it's not about "The Simpsons" family tree. They're fictional after all.

The Simpsons Connection

Family Guy Family"An oasis for people who aren't really onboard with being told what to laugh at and what not to laugh at." Seth Macfarlane.

Family Guy Family

Fort Griswold MassacreRedcoats under the command of Benedict Arnold Commit an atrocity that took a heavy toll on the Avery Family.

The Fort Griswold Massacre

Nagels of NoteThese people have not (yet) been linked to my family tree but, they have done the name proud!

Nagels of Note

The Final FrontierTo boldly go where no man has gone before!

The Final Frontier

The ScorecardDedicated to those who earn their living on the playing field!

The Scorcard

Lincoln As A Neighbor"Lincoln As A Neighbor". A Magazine article written in 1918 by Phillip W. Ayers with help from his mother who lived history first hand!

Lincoln As A Neighbor

Tabasco SauceAnyone can make hot sauce. Only one family can make Tabasco Sauce!

Tabasco Sauce

MenckhoffDogfight Trophy of 1918 Returned


The Rock Show"Behind the stacks you glimpse an axe" - Paul McCartney

The Rock Show

Bone WarsIt was like the gold rush, only with dinosaurs!

Bone Wars

The RNS TitanicPerhaps the most famous shipwreck in history. the sinking of the RMS Titanic killed slightly more than 1,500 passengers and crew when it struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912.

The RMS Titanic

The Wild Wild WestThe history and folklore of the American frontier.

The Wild Wild West

Classic TVTelevision stars from when televisions had tubes. (Kids ask your grandparents)

Classic TV

CBSRMTThe CBS Radio Mystery Theater. The radio drama's last great hurrah!.

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater

Thar She BlowsThar she blows! Whaleing in colonial New England.

Thar She Blows!

Lake County, Illinois HistoryLake County, Illinois History.

Lake County, Illinois History

SciFiThe Realms of Sci-Fi & Fantasy. "Everything starts as somebody's daydream" - Larry Niven, writer.

The Realms of Sci-Fi & Fantasy

I Love MeMy I Love Me Wall - That place where I display awards, certificates and what-not.

My I Love Me Wall

Marty McFly: Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don't have enough road to get up to 88.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.