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We’re in spring cleaning mode so we’re back exploring Great Grandma’s attic.  Cobwebs and spiders–UGH!  But we’re also coming across things that were part of life in the late 1800s that have us puzzled.  To find the answers, we’ve turned it into a game.   Can you tell us what purpose these items served?  

If you correctly identify our monthly History Mystery, you’ll be entered in a prize drawing for an item, gift certificate, or service from one of Jacksonville’s unique stores.  A big thank you to Jacksonville merchants for making our game even more fun! 

Now here’s our April 2017 History Mystery!

 

The winner of our March 2017 History Mystery was…

Lee McColly correctly identified our March History Mystery as a “hanging scale” and won a $25 gift certificate to Back Porch Bar & Grill and their great Texas style BBQ, 1/2 pound burgers, steaks, pasta, and more!

 

The winner of our April 2016 History Mystery was…

Joanne Manasco correctly identified our April History Mystery as a “curling iron” and won a $25 gift certificate to Pico’s and their great selection of eco-friendly, recycled, fair trade clothing, gifts, and handicrafts.

 

And the winner of our March 2016 History Mystery was…

Eva Wickliffe correctly identified our March History Mystery as a “bed warmer” and won a $25 gift card from the Good Bean.

Website History Mystery Answer-March 2016

 

And the winner of our February 2016 History Mystery was…

Darla Baack correctly identified our February History Mystery as a “boot jack’ and won a $25 gift card from Frau Kemmling’s Schoolhaus Brewhaus.

February 2016 History Mystery Answer-Website

 

And the winner of our November2015 History Mystery was…

Angel Garcia correctly identified our November History Mystery as a “washing dolly” or “dolly stick” and won a $25 gift certificate from Scheffel’s Toys and More.  

 

And the winner of our October 2015 History Mystery drawing was…

Patricia Trefen correctly identified our October History Mystery as a retractable clothesline and won a $25 gift certificate from La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Jacksonville.

October History Mystery Answer - Indoor Clothesline

 

And the winner of our September 2015 History Mystery drawing was…

Lorraine Taylor correctly identified our September History Mystery as a button Hook and won a cooking class with Constance Jesser at The Jacksonville Mercantile.

 

And the winner of our August 2015 History Mystery drawing was…

Chris Crum correctly identified our August History Mystery as a table top butter churn and won a $25 gift certificate to C Street Bistro.

 

And the winner of our July 2015 History Mystery drawing was…

Patti Keck correctly identified our July History Mystery as an electro shock therapy machine and won 2 bottles of wine from South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville.  

 

And the winner of our June 2015 History Mystery drawing was…

Genie Gilliam correctly identified our History Mystery as darning eggs and won a $25 gift certificate from WillowCreek in Jacksonville.

June 2015 History Mystery Answer-Darning Eggs

 

And the winner of our May 2015 History Mystery drawing was…

Linda Young correctly identified our History Mystery as a Delusion Mouse Trap and won 2 pounds of fabulous fudge from Farmhouse Treasures.

History Mystery Answer-Delusion Mouse Trap

 

And the winner of our April 2015 History Mystery drawing was….

Tim Johnson correctly identified our History Mystery as a “sticking tommy” and won our drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Bella Union Restaurant & Saloon.  

April Answer-Sticking Tommy