Category: History

The sink hole ghost of Cherry Lake

Jacob Bembry,  Greene Publishing, Inc. Among the lore of Madison County folks, you will find the occasional sighting of an unknown swamp creature, or, more commonly, stories of ghosts. One such ghost, who seems to have faded into the woodwork on the panels of Madison County history, is the “Sink Hole Ghost of Cherry Lake.”…

The lucky black eyed pea

Rick Patrick, Greene Publishing, Inc. For many people throughout the south, the traditional New Year’s Day meal has changed little over the years. Black eyed peas, greens (turnips, collards, mustards, and in some places cabbage), and corn bread. While this tradition continues to this day, some may not know the history behind the traditional southern…

The Christmas truce

Photos Submitted Painting from The Illustrated London News, Jan. 9, 1915, depicting the unofficial “Christmas Truce” that took place between warring soldiers at Christmas in 1914. British and German troops meeting in “no man’s land” during the unofficial truce that took place at several points along the Western Front during World War I in December…

A special Thanksgiving for Madison

Photos Submitted The Madison High School band performs in the 1979 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Madison High School band marches through the streets of New York City during the 1979 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rick Patrick, Greene Publishing, Inc. Thanksgiving in 1979 may have seemed like just another Thanksgiving for many around the country.…