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Connecticut: Fun Facts and Trivia

Think of the Connecticut and three things normally come to mind: the leaves in autumn, the snows of winter and Yale. Beyond those images, there are many interesting facts associated with this state. History The first human inhabitants of Burlington belonged to the Tunxis Tribe. They were members of a confederation of Algonquian Indians. In ...

Conklin Pens – Valued by Collectors

It was 1891, and Roy Conklin had just been granted a patent on his first fountain pen. He founded the Self Fountain Pen Company in Toledo, Ohio seven years later. The Crescent Filler was patented in 1902 in the name of Conklin Pen Manufacturing Company. With good quality, advertising, and marketing…he was endorsed by Samuel ...

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Local Spotlight: Famous People from Elmira, New York

Most people reading this will say where is Elmira? Who are Elmirans? But Elmira is a place and Elmirans are its people. A small New York town located just over the Pennsylvania border, it doesn’t receive much notice. But a few famous people have been born here, while others made Elmira their final resting place. ...

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Things to Do in Elmira, New York

Elmira is a picturesque city located in Central New York. It is situated on the Chemung River just 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border. Elmira is perhaps best known as the summer home of Mark Twain, author of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Mr. Twain wrote some of his best works there and is ...

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Was Huck Finn Black?

In her book Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African American Voices, Shelley Fisher Fishkin claims that the voice of Huck Finn in Tom Sawyer’s most famous novel was based on a ten-year-old African American boy whom Twain wrote about in his 1974 New York Times article “Sociable Jimmy.” Fishkin claims that the voices of ...