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The strange journey of an Empress

At the Pope’s Tavern Museum a small, out of the way place in Florence, Alabama, amid the Civil War relics and antique furniture, a visitor suddenly encounters an exquisite bisque bust of a European woman from the 1800s. The bust … Continue reading

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one: An Irish-American naval officer, an Austrian emperor, a Belgian empress, and a Zapotec Indian walk into the Presidential Palace in Mexico City….

    I’ve always¬†thought that truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense and truth doesn’t. While the United States was embroiled in our Civil War in the 1860s, France and several other European states invaded Mexico, … Continue reading

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