• Victorian Etiquette Etiquette for Ladies Victorian ladies should consider the introduction of one acquaintance to another a matter of serious responsibility. When introducing a gentleman and a woman, the gentleman should always be introduced to the lady and never the other way around, and never with asking the lady for her permission first. The lady, so introduced, should never […] Barbara J Starmans 5 responses 7 min read September 27, 2015
  • Ticonderoga In July of 1851, Victoria’s first gold rush began and before the end of the year, gold fever had spread across Australia and beyond. Workers on Victoria’s sheep farms, lured by tales of gold, abandoned their posts and went in search of their fortunes. In an effort to fill the resulting labour shortage, Britain’s Emigration Commission was sponsoring emigrant families […] Barbara J Starmans No responses 9 min read September 19, 2015
  • Frank Rock Slide, Alberta Nestled into the side of Turtle Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass area of the Albert District of the Northwest Territories of Canada, the small town of Frank, Alberta was established to support the miners who came to work in the Frank Mine. After the Canadian-American Coal and Coke Company opened the Frank Mine in September 1901, […] Barbara J Starmans 2 responses 11 min read September 13, 2015
  • Spanish Influenza of 1918 Some believe that the Spanish Influenza of 1918 had its beginnings in the Far East, perhaps China, while others have suggested that it originated in Spain or Kansas or even in France but wherever it came from, it came quietly at first, touching here and there, then retreating once again until suddenly, it was everywhere, […] Barbara J Starmans 3 responses 14 min read September 6, 2015