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Paint Your Wagon

A chancery case from Frederick County looked like any other business dispute except for a unique item presented as an exhibit. Columbia Wagon Company vs. John…
Joanne Porter
April 23, 2014
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The Lure

When creating a who’s who list of the early days of film, the list is dominated by men – Cecil B. De Mille, D. W.…
Joanne Porter
July 31, 2013
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"This is a bad fix I am in…"

Three Highland County Commonwealth Causes (Barcode 0007281802) reveal a tangled web of conspiracy, murder, and secret affairs. The cast of players includes Elizabeth Sheridan, wife of the…
Joanne Porter
March 21, 2012
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Broken Vows

In 1913, Mary Ella Gray stated in a deposition that she moved to her parents’ home in Fredericksburg after her husband James “continuously abused me,…
Joanne Porter
September 8, 2010