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One for the Girls:

A Review of Preserving Women's History through ART by Mary Ruden


by Edward Francisco

Groundhog Day

by Thomas Ballard
March 8 is International Women’s Day . . . March 11 is International Fanny Pack Day . . . March 12 – Daylight Savings Time (Clocks forward 1 hour) . . . March 20 – Happy Spring! . . . March 22 – Ramadan begins . . . The first U.S. paper money was issued on March 10, 1862 as $5, $10 and $20 bills. . . . March 3, 1913 - Women suffragists marched in D.C. the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration and were attacked by angry onlookers. They were spat on and struck in the face by the riotous mob. Fort Myer soldiers were sent to restore order. . . . Famous Appalachian birthdays: Fred Rogers, Sam Houston, B. F. Skinner, Tennessee Williams . . . Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia, and the Northern Appalachia Review March 10 & 11 at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pittsburgh, PA . . . Alabama Writing Workshop 9:30 AM – 5 PM, March 10, 2023: Marriott Birmingham | 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243 . . . Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference March 30-April 1, 2023 DoubleTree Hotel Oak Ridge, TN > > >

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Beneath yellow buckeyes and silver bells, we dip our feet in the cool rushing rapids as the Little Pigeon River’s clear flow bathes the large rocks that seem to tumble like fallen giants from the Chimney Tops. Around us are the cucumber magnolias, adopted into the diverse overstory of the cove hardwood forest in a ravine, their lucent leaves reflecting

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