There were no Macs and no PCs in the junior highs where I taught, nor in the Black Hills and Pine Ridge area of South Dakota while I was a case worker for Child Welfare in Rapid City.
When I married, we raised our daughter with postal, not e-mail.
Moving to Kansas in the early '70s opened new horizons for me. My husband and I discovered some Kansas history for ourselves on the nearby remnants of the Santa Fe Trail. We got our first PC partially so I could record and reorganize family history information after finding the grave of a 37 year old distant cousin buried in 1867 with her last baby, near the Trail.
In 1989, our first grandson was born and Tim Berners-Lee conceived the World Wide Web. (Update on Tim Berners Lee from Time) By the time our grandson was 5, he had exchanged some letters (like "zxcv") with someone in Croatia via on-line chat and the Web's childhood is reflected upon by its "father" in Peter Flynn's World Wide Web Handbook (6/1995). By then, WWW pioneer Lynn Nelson had set up the first history site on the WWW. Dr. Nelson's Kansas Heritage site on Kansas history and genealogy had gathered volunteers and attracted readers. So with its history of trails, and some of its residents making groundbreaking contributions to the Web (such as Lynn Nelson, historian, or Charles Rezac, co-creator of the pre-Mosaic browser called LYNX at KU), Kansas continues to be a great place to join the Internet highway, in my opinion.
|Web Site Projects: Some Old, Some New|
in following the
Santa Fe Trail
* Interactive Santa Fe Trail
* Santa Fe Trail Picture Slideshow
More history sites followed:
* Virtual Library: History - American West
* Kansas Community Network sites for Doniphan, Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties
With more travel picture
| Genealogy: |
* Sweens Genealogy Index
* Interactive Genealogy USA
More family history projects:
* Andrew County MOGenWeb
* Butler County OHGenWeb
* Reuben George Sr on-line book
* Handley Family on-line books, wills, etc
* Handley Family Index
* Kansas Interactive Genealogy search Kansas surnames
* Aker descendants of Per Asbjornson and Kari Okdtr AAKRE
* Albert Shafer, SD
* Other surnames * even more Surnames
* Surname Search Page
| Bible Study, Christianity:|
* Bible Reference Guide: (Today's Bible)
cross reference scriptures, dictionary, commentary
* Read Through the Bible in a Year
* Today's Bible Blog Bible devotions, commentary
* You can read this blog daily on your "MyYahoo" page.
* Old pages, like Christianity and the Net, Christian Resources
* Old FortuneCity site
Travel: Reservations, Picture eCards, Slideshows
* Make USA lodging reservations | Topical Travel
* Village West in Kansas City, Kansas
* Shawnee, KS in * Johnson Co KS
* Kansas Sights and Travel
|TOPICAL TRAVEL |
Bed&Breakfasts | Cabins | Civil War sites | Dude & Guest Ranches | Fishing Resorts | National/State Parks | Water | Winter Resorts
Bookmarks, a calendar, and email
More Sites and Pages
Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, KS
| Medical education:|
Interactive Medical Student Lounge (1993-2000) joined the StudentDoctor Network (2/2000)
* MiniMeta Searches
* Surname Searches
|Ohio Roots: Montgomery Co, OH|
My brother George and I grew up in the
house our dad, Edw. G. Ertel, built in the 1930s.
| Ed married Frances George of Butler Co OH. We lived next door to Dad's brother,|
Hermon and Betty Ertel's family.
Growing up at Holes Creek and Springboro Road in the 1940s and '50s, I remember several floods. At least once the flood waters churned to the top of our basement windows. Our house never flooded inside, though. (Hole's Creek history)
Our house had two flat roofs. Sometimes we had sleep-outs up there.
In the 1970s, the house sold and became headquarters for ICON. They enclosed the flat roof areas for more space. Here's how it looked from an aerial view in 1991, with a topo map. In the late 1990s, it was torn down for a flood control project.
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