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Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore is a library school drop-out, historian, freelance writer, and author of the award-winning The Heroine’s Bookshelf (Harper). She dishes about books, history, and channeling your inner heroine at erinblakemore.com

The Doctor Who Modernized Royal Births—in the 1970s
The Long, Strange Journey of Buffalo Bill's Corpse
History
A Brief History of School Lunch
How Austin's Neighborhoods Got Their Names
Her Other Forte: Comedian Phyllis Diller Was Also a Concert Pianist
Food
Ice Cream Parlors Used to Be Considered Evil
Jane Austen, Home Brewer
How 8 Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods Got Their Names 
Conservationist John Muir’s Youthful Hobby: Inventing Amazing Alarm Clocks
Write a Mozart Waltz With a Game He May Have Invented
America’s First Private Mental Hospital Is Still Open Today
The Craft That First Took Humans to the Deepest Part of the Ocean
Music
How Ella Fitzgerald's Career Began on a Dare
History
Grizzly Bears Once Lived in the White House
History
Lady Deborah Moody, the Dangerous Woman Who Started a Colonial Town
History
How 7 Richmond Neighborhoods Got Their Names
Show & Tell
A Rose That Held a Princess's Secret
Sports
6 Early Boxing Women Who Could Kick Your Ass
History
The Morbid Way Colonists Protested King George’s Stamp Act
History
The Accidental First Female Senator
History
America’s First Mandatory Education Law Was Inspired by Satan
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: A Mysterious Mah-Jongg Tile From New York's Past
History
How 8 Denver Neighborhoods Got Their Names
Food
The History of the Conversation Heart
Books
5 Ways the 'Little House on the Prairie' Books Stretched the Truth
History
How 19 San Diego Neighborhoods Got Their Names
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: A Sack Filled With an Enslaved Mother’s Love
Science
As German Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Decided to Go to War
History
Black Sunday: The Storm That Gave Us the Dust Bowl
History
Lincoln Turned Down a Chance to Fill the U.S. With Elephants
History
America’s First Theme Park Was All Santa, All the Time
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: Was This 20-Sided Die Used for Ancient Gaming?
History
The Not-So-Grimm Story of Gingerbread Houses
Show & Tell
A Rebus Token for an Abandoned Child
History
Why Is This Little-Known American Parachutist Famous in Estonia?
History
Who Were Abraham Lincoln's Siblings?
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: Needlework in Memory of the Departed
History
“Neither Snow nor Rain ..." Isn't the USPS Motto
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: A Scary Snuff Box
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: Postal Chess Set for Wounded WWII Vets
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: Calvin Coolidge’s Electric Exercise Horse
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: A Book Made From “Washington’s Tree”
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: A Mailbox for a Missile
Show & Tell
Show and Tell: Captain Cook’s Daisy
History
The Famous Composer Who Was Obsessed With Trains
History
John Wilkes Booth's Accomplice
History
This Is What Anne Frank's Arrest Looked Like
History
New York City's Other Subway
History
The Play That Gave Us the Word 'Robot'
Movies
How Hollywood Reinvented Joan Crawford and Created an Icon
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