Daily Archives: 8 April 2015

Diary of Orrin Brown—April 8, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Saturday–Apr. 8th It has been very warm today. The regt. did not drill any today but they had dress parade at 5 PM. We drew 3 days rations of Hardtack 5 of Coffee … Continue reading

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Fewer Births, More Deaths, Changing Migration Patterns

Where I tried to strike an upbeat note last week in finding some population growth in rural America, the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) lays out the grim statistics for nonmetropolitan areas in black and blue.  From their website this week: … Continue reading

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