All information compiled and virtual exhibit designed by:

Beckie Dickerson

Jessica Jones

Stephanie Lampkin

Danielle Ziegler


Linnie Hagerman's Diary, Nov. 18, 1866 - July 2, 1867.

Iowa Census Records, City of Keokuk Iowa. July 16th 1870

Photo Courtesy: "Harper's Weekly" v. XI for the year 1867. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1 thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven by Harper & Brothers in the clerk's office of the district court of the southern district of New York.

"Harper's Weekly" v. X for the year 1866.

Samuel H. Williamson, "Five Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 - 2005," MeasuringWorth.Com, 2006.

Keokuk Weekly Gate City July 1864-December 1866.

Financial & Commercial Section, Keokuk Market. November 6th, 1866. December 4th, 1866.

"Thanksgiving Proclamation" by Govenor William M. Stone and Secretary of State James Wright.

Civil war Cooking: The Housekeeper's Encyclopedia by Mrs. E.F. Haskell. New editions, Editor: R.L. Shep. Recipes from 1861, Published 1992, Mendocino, CA.

The Goldfinch journal archives, v. 7-10, 1985-1989.

Knitting and Crocheting pictures courtesy of Beckie Dickerson


Special thanks to the Iowa State Historical Society, Mary Bennett and David, and Annette Beck.

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