I have been ignoring Westboro Baptist Church my whole life, but now they are coming to my backyard, so I can’t ignore them.3
Hilton Head, South Carolina has earned a worldwide reputation for its top flight golf courses and as a paradise for spectacular beaches. Yet, this community, commonly referred to as the Low Country, has a history that goes back to the Civil War period. Hilton Head Island became the Union’s southern headquarters during the war, and a military supply depot as well. Former slaves took refuge inside Union Camps here, and in late 1862 Union forces established the town of Mitchelville as a refuge for them. By November 1865 they numbered 1500 souls.
In the small country town of Castlebar, Ireland, you’ll find a road named after a German Jewish refugee and Nobel Prize winner, Bothar Sior Ernst Chain. Chain was awarded the Nobel for his work in developing penicillin. Sir Ernst Chain Road is a major road in the center of the small town. Visitors and local people often wonder: what was the connection between Chain and County Mayo?
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