Studying local history:
History has little meaning unless it resonates with our daily lives.
Anything is bearable if you can make a story out of it.
--N. Scott Momaday
   Seeing our challenges as part of a continuum gives them meaning and
gives us hope.
The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.
--Mark Twain
Our local history echoes that of the larger culture;
differences and similarities between “then” to “now” are what imbue
History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going
downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.
   The uniqueness of a particular scene and time is what brings the past to life.