Our park family was touched by a painful loss recently. As our hearts go out to the parents, let us look back at a time when such loss was common instead of the exception. Here is a site that it explains some of its historic causes - http://courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his480/notes/deth-dic.htm
A quick look at the Washington Telegraph newspaper from the 19th century was revealing.
Died. (September 28, 1842)
- In this place, on the 24th instant, of croup, JOSEPH M.W., infant son
of SIMON T. and Zenobia A. Sanders, aged 1 year 11 months...
Obituary (June 28, 1848)
Died, in this place on the 26th instant, CAROLINE, infant daughter of Dr Benj. P. Jett, aged 16 months and six days.
at Columbus, in this county on the 26th instant CYNTHIA ELIZABETH,
infant daughter of Capt. Simon T. Sanders, aged 4 months and 3 days.
Obituary (May 22, 1850)
this life, on the 12th inst., WILLIAM EDWARD, infant son of George W.
and Deborah J. Green, of this place, aged 9 months and one day....
Obituary (June 19, 1850)
on the 31st ult., Sarah Elizabeth, infant daughter of Georgia W. and
Deborah J. Green of this place, born 11th Aug., 1849, -- span of life, 9
months and 20 days....
Special Letter to Home Educators from Historic Washington
Good Morning Families and Educators,
Just wanted to drop a
reminder that our 2013 Home School Day for February is right around the
corner. We are starting to get calls and certainly look forward to all
of your visits. We hope to offer some of the past programs as well as
introduce some new ones to the mix, so please mark Friday February 15th
on your calendars and give us a call at 870-983-2684 to let us know
that you’re going to be joining us. Programming begins at 9:00 AM and
goes until around 4:00PM, Williams' Tavern restaurant will be open from
11AM until 3PM so your welcome to bring sack lunches or enjoy Williams'
Tavern. You may also choose to order burger meals in advance for your
larger groups at a cost of only $5.50 each including tax. (burger,
chips, cookie and drink)
Also those of you that have already purchased a Family Museum Pass will be able to use that for admission for you and your children. This pass allows unlimited visits for one year from date of purchase
for a cost of $30.00. Besides Historic Washington State Park, it also
applies to Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park, Prairie Grove
Battlefield State Park, Parkin Archeological State Park, Powhatan
Historic State Park and Toltec Mounds State Park. You may purchase a
Family Museum Pass at our Visitor Information Center or renew your out-
of- date pass as well. Pass must be presented at time of arrival. (The
Family Museum Pass only applies to Parents and Children through the age
of 18, immediate family only)
Historic Washington State Park
On this special day our interpretive staff will provide a special
experience for home school groups. Students will experience Frontier
Days as the 19th century pioneers would have experienced
it. Programming will be designed to correlate with state curriculum
requirements. Sign up early for this hands-on adventure! Contact the
park for further details and reservations. See 2012 Album on Google+.
Admission: $5.50 plus tax ($6.04)
CONTACT: Ph: 870-983-2684, HistoricWashington@arkansas.com
Snow Days Pictures
Who likes to see snow
pictures? Anybody out there like to have help some saving money at the
store? A talented frugalist (okay, so I made that word up), who loves
the park, has a blog that combines helping others save money and her
love of photography. We hope you stop by her blog to enjoy both.
GET IT FREE!!
Free ebook on the American frontier available for Kindle or Kindle on
the computer. The frontier is a mobile term which applied to different
areas as the nation expanded west. While Arkansas is in the middle of
the United States now, at one time it was a frontier. Learn about common
experiences to those who settled the American Frontier in this book.
You can look at all of the great information on events for history buffs at http://www.thehistorylist.com/events
Receipt and Recipe
Sometimes we all feel a need for comfort food. Our family has personally been feeling this way and our park family has too, so we will share some of our favorite recipes that remind us of home and loving comfort.
1 lb ground beef (80/20)
6 Red potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of water
Brown the ground beef and onions together, when onions are translucent, add the potatoes. Add the water. Stir and add salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.
[Source: Oma Aldridge Breshears personal recipe]
Do not drain any of the canned goods
2 cans great northern beans
2 cans cannellini beans (white kidneys) 1 can rotel
1 can petite diced tomatoes with garlic, or chili ready or regular ones if you prefer
1 can of chunked chicken
2 cans chicken broth or about 5 bullion cubes and a couple of cups of water
Season with cumin, garlic powder, onion powder or minced onions, and a little chili powder.
Optional seasonings – Cavender's and Creole seasoning
Combine all ingredients and cook over medium low heat until heated through.
[Source: Martha Siler, HIstorytellers Interpretive Services]
Hands-On Historic Happenings
Dutch Oven Cooking 2 February 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Valentine's Dinner February 8, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valentine's Dinner February 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Frontier Days for Home Schools February 15, 2013
Frontier Days at the Hill of Five Trails February 16 - 17,
Introduction to Forging Workshop February 16 - 17, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Basic Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop February 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Call 870-983-2684 for details or check the online Calendar of Events
Ways to Be Involved
Volunteer! Call Vicky at 870-983-2558 or email.
Coupon - $1.00 off Horse drawn surrey ride. http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/deals-coupons/
Group Rates - Book a reservation for your group of
Annual Passes - Unlimited visits and special events-Individual -$20.00 or Family- $30.00
For more information - 870-983-2684