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Battlefield of Bandages Available Now for Download

Four years of hard work has finally paid off! My thesis, Battlefield of Bandages: A Case Study on Sanitation Policy, Medical reform, and Disease Prevention During the War of Rebellion, is available now for online download. Check it out! https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/theses/3507/

Open Book History

SOS! She’s Hit an Iceberg!

108 years ago today, two twins, Michel and Edmond Navratil, saw their father for the last time as he lowered them into a boat full of strangers in a desperate attempt to save their lives. They were on Easter break with their father who unbeknownst to the twins, had kidnapped them, leaving their mother at… Continue reading SOS! She’s Hit an Iceberg!

Coffee and Cobblestone

Pursuing my own National Treasure

Long post, but stay with me on this one. 🎩🏛🧦 As some of you may remember, last year we surveyed Chimborazo hospital (CSA) at the National Archives. After sifting through maps, surveying hospital fatalities and disease, and thumbing through endless special orders and correspondence from Chimborazo, we drove to Richmond, VA to see the hospital… Continue reading Pursuing my own National Treasure

Coffee and Cobblestone

Ride electric scooters with us through the National Mall (short film)- Washington D.C. research trip 2020

This trip will always be one I cherish. This was my third trip to DC for research over the course of my college career but there was just something about this one being possibly my last trip as a college student, which made it a little bittersweet. Although I have applied to a Ph.D. program… Continue reading Ride electric scooters with us through the National Mall (short film)- Washington D.C. research trip 2020

Coffee and Cobblestone

Get $55 off with AIRBNB when you create a new account and book using my link :)

If you don't have Airbnb and have never stayed with them, please use my link! Using this link will get you a $55 travel credit for your stay when you book your room with Airbnb anywhere in the world. After, you book, refer your friends for $30 off your bookings! happy traveling! AirBnB discount link… Continue reading Get $55 off with AIRBNB when you create a new account and book using my link 🙂

Coffee and Cobblestone

A Victorian-Era Gem with a Chilling History: Ghosts, Secret Tunnels, and Bootleg Liquor in Eureka Springs, Arkansas- A Weekend Getaway Guide

The updated travel guide! Check it out with all new recommendations and links to hot spots, tours, and more!

Webster's World

Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains rests one of my absolute favorite cities. Not only is the city rich in history, but virtually every building in the historic district has been restored and bask in their Victorian-era elegance. There is no place that I feel so at home, so at peace, or so incredibly happy than in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

A few notes before we jump in

  • Don’t forget to view the links provided in both the photo captions and in the text.
  • ALL OF THE PHOTOS ON THIS BLOG UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED ARE MY CREATIVE PROPERTY. IF YOU USE THEM, YOU MUST CITE THEM PROPERLY.
  • There are so many things I love about Eureka it is hard for me to just explain a few. That being said, it may seem like I am jumping around- be patient with me, there is

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Open Book History

“Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”

My day started off hectic, I was late- as always 🤷🏼‍♀️, threw lunchables in lunch boxes and finally got the boys to their grandma’s so I could get to MSU. It was not ideal, I was frustrated and had major anxiety, but as soon as I sat down here, looking at these documents, I felt… Continue reading “Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”

Social Justice and Political Dealings

Justice without Trial: The Problems with Plea Bargaining

To introduce this topic, I want to share a personal story about what happened in June of 2015. Until now, only close friends and family have known about the tragedy that struck our family over two years ago. For two years two members of our family as well as their mother and our immediate family… Continue reading Justice without Trial: The Problems with Plea Bargaining

Women and Race: An Examination of the Death Penalty Throughout American History

Women and Race: An Examination of the Death Penalty throughout American History – Author’s Note

Since I have gotten many requests to either share or email my death penalty research from several people, I decided that I would publish the entries here, on my blog. The portfolio I completed was a combination of months of research on the subject of women and race, in relation to the administration of the… Continue reading Women and Race: An Examination of the Death Penalty throughout American History – Author’s Note