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Virginia City – Historic Ghost Town and Gold Mining Days of the Past

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961, Virginia City is one of the oldest establishments in Nevada. In 1859, the Comstock Lode silver strike resulted in Virginia City becoming a mining boomtown that eventually grew into a thriving metropolis. By the end of the nineteenth century, much of the mining was disbanded and the population...
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Things to Consider When Buying an Historic Home

There are many things to think about and understand when purchasing a home. And when purchasing an historic home, that list often gets much longer. There can be significant differences between newer and older, historic houses and when considering purchasing an historic home, it is important to fully understand and appreciate those differences. Read more

Determining the Authenticity of Cast Iron

Resilient to abuse and versatile by nature, 'Cast' iron was so named because it is made by 'casting' (pouring) molten iron into a mold. The 1830's through the middle of the 1850's was a period when cooking vessels - and the stoves on which to cook with them - were made of cast iron, and...
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Tips for Preparing Your Family to Play Outside in The Snow

Preparation is the key to playing outside in the snow. If you are prepared, your family can have a great time playing even in the winter weather. If you're not prepared, snow play can be a miserable experience for everyone. Try using these tips and enjoy your time outside longer! Read more

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

The long, cold winter that has brought record low temperatures and snowfall to many parts of the country is finally winding down. Soon the landscape will turn green and flowers will start blooming. Before you know it, it’ll be time to take a cue from Mother Nature and redecorate your home. Read more

A Homeowner’s Winter Safety Guide

The cold winter months often bring a host of repairs and tasks that are necessary to prepare our homes for the weather. After you have insulated your walls and windows, wrapped your water pipes and cleaned your fireplace, what more can you do to ensure your home and family are winter-ready and safe? Read more

The Practical Use of Footie Pajamas

Have you ever wondered why some people still prefer wearing footie pajamas over the more traditional ones? These pajamas become their sleepwear of choice for various reasons. The most common of which is the fact that they can wear it without difficulty. Aside from that, there is also the comfort factor which many seem to...
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101 Tips on How To Save Money for Your Wedding

Congrats! You are engaged! Planning a wedding can and should be a joyous fun event. However, the stress of planning and budgeting can make even the calmest bride a little batty. Sure, you want a beautiful, memorable wedding, but perhaps you can’t afford to splurge on every minute detail. The following are some tips to...
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Layer Your Bed

The mood of the bedroom starts with the bed. Your bed is typically the largest piece of furniture in your bedroom and therefore your eye is automatically drawn there first. Here is where your personal taste can take on a flare of it's own. Your decorating begins with the bed. Read more
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