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Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa

Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa.For thousands of years, bottle gourds have been cultivated for use the world over as drinking vessels, medicine bottles and even fishing bobs. A new study looks at how they got to the Americas from their...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Nov 2019

Gourd Water Bottles. Were They Sealed?

Water bottle gourd found at Bents Fort.17th & 18th Century water & wine gourds.Were they lined inside?To date I have not been able to find any primary documentation suggesting that water bottle gourds were actually sealed inside. However, this...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Apr 2019

The Mayflower's Only Surviving Gun.

The Mayflower Wheellock.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Jan 2019

Steel Traps & a Brief History of their use. PDF Link. thanks to MedicineMaker for this link.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Dec 2018

Immigration in 18th century America.

Immigration in 18th century America.1707: As a result of the Act of Union (the Scottish Parliament and the English Parliament united to form the Parliament of Great Britain), a large migration of Scottish to America began. They settled in colonial...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Nov 2018

The Literature of Exploration of the New World

Leif ErikssonHad history taken a different turn, the United States easily could have been a part of the great Spanish or French overseas empires. Its present inhabitants might speak Spanish and form one nation with Mexico, or speak French and be joined...
From: 17th-century American Women on 26 Nov 2018


The men of General Glover’s Marblehead Regiment leave Fort Sewall to head out on patrol, looking for His Majesty’s forces. (Spenser Hasak).
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Jul 2018

Portraying 18th-Century Black Men in Colonial Williamsburg.

Jeremy Morris, 30, an actor-interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Jun 2018

MADSOCIAL: Annual Women on the Frontier event returns to Fort Boonesborough
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Apr 2018

17C American Women: 17C New England

17C American Women: 17C New England: The northeastern New England colonies had generally thin, stony soil, relatively little level land, and long winters, making it difficult...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Mar 2018

National Museum of the American Indian. A Link.

 Joseph Brant, by Gore Romney My thanks to my friend Swampfox for supplying this link. Thanks mate.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Nov 2017

my military history research interests Blog.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Sep 2017

18th Century Living History Forum. Historical Trekking The Homestead Living History Activity Suggestions Period Clothing Equipment, Supplies & Tools Primitive & Period Living Skills Cooking Resources Period Guns...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Aug 2017

John Kimber's mourning brooch from the 1700s with his inscription

Story of this brooch here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jun 2017

New TV Series Coming on the Jamestown Settlement.

Jamestown stars . . . above from left, Niamh Walsh, Naomi Battrick and Sophie Rundle. The girls arrive to the Jamestown colony from Britain. More Information Here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 May 2017

Production of Sulphur in the 18th Century. Sulphur was obtained in a variety of ways during the 18th century. Sulphur could be mined, it could be found on the surface having been deposited there from sulphur springs or from gasses escaping...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Mar 2017

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.