Category Archives: From the archives

articles, information and photos from the archives at Choate-Sias

Going to See the Elephant

By Paul Chouinard, President of the Danville Historical Society   April marks the beginning of the sesquicentennial observance of the outset of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, April 12, 1861. For the next … Continue reading

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A Leap Year Proposal I Send by Mail

Florence and Herbert Stanton of North Danville By Mark R. Moore We tend to think of people whose writings date from the early 1900s as “old” folks–ossified citizens of Danville who were “set in their ways” and as personable, humorous … Continue reading

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It Has Been a Good Day

Diary entries of Homer Stanton circa 1900 By Mark R. Moore Life in rural Danville was very active and exciting for young boys at the turn of the century. Herbert and Homer Stanton were the robust sons of William Henry … Continue reading

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