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    • Julie Parker

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    • May 16, 2014 in Columnists

    Time travel, Civil War style

    I worked for the “oldest law firm west of the Mississippi,” whose letterhead was on blue paper. I was curious about this as it’s very unusual for a law firm’s letterhead to appear on anything but white paper. The senior partner of the firm explained that during the days of the Civil War, the attorneys in the firm used a certain type of paper that, when exposed to long-term sunlight, resulted in a bluish-tinge. To maintain consistency and branding, it continued the use of blue paper, even though different paper became available.

    Civil War reenactors share a multitude of stories and facts that public schools usually don’t cover. In this week’s podcast, I sat down with four of them from the non-profit, The National Civil War Association, and learned about women, currency, music, etc., and what we are still practicing today – 150 years later.



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