Category Archives: Pioneer Friday in Two Pan

Each Friday, we’ll take a personal squint at their history…you’ll find out why Two Pan folks are stubborn, different….And sometimes…
A little sleepless.

The Post I’ve Dreaded To Write

For new subscribers, you’ll interested to know the theme of this blog examines CHANGE. Sprinkling our life-adaptations with humor makes them easier to swallow or at least…creates some head-smacking moments of epiphany. I’ve discovered, looking at the past, puts a … Continue reading

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The Last Days of School Never Change

I know…I know… It’s been a month since I’ve shown up here.  Someday I’ll tell you of my secret carousing,  but until National Enquirer finds out and blows my cover, I’ll just keep it hush-hush and instead gust here about … Continue reading

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Birth Control in Two Pan: 1871

PART 2:Gross Alert!!! The historical information is documented, but names changed here. Some of the birth control practices were gross and questionable. Please click here if you’d like to read something lighter. This past week  freighter, Jonas Hopkins was set … Continue reading

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Birth Control in Two Pan: 1871

We’re looking at change. Every other week we give a sideways glance to the newfangled ideas cropping up in the 1870s.  This week, we’re in Two Pan, and even though we hate change, we’ll grudgingly admit…some improvements are long overdue.. … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Book Learnin’

The town meeting to build a school was held in the newly constructed Grubbs Mercantile. Ignacius Grubb has sold mule shoes, single sips of wildfire hooch through glass straws, and tobacco out of barrels since the first gold claim in … Continue reading

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Death Quilts

This Friday, we look at change in the 1870s.  The change is so drastic, it’s made poor Violet Spinrad avoid a sacred pastime for women. Patricia Woolsey had a sewing get-together, today. My heart wasn’t in it.  I didn’t go. … Continue reading

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Lace Up Your Corsets…Here Come the Drunks

No job opportunities exist for Violet Spinrad in 1870—that’s about to change. (We hate change.) I didn’t know what to do, but I needed money. I’d heard Silky Sue, had built a house next to her saloon.  I left 14-year-old, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at Opal’s Sporting Parlor

February 9, 1871                                                Editor: LinkingModifiers-LateBloomerBuds In the past week, Big Opal has employed her usual form of advertising. With her white steeds hooked to her carriage and seats piled with  loud buxom sporting women, she visited the mining camps Fully … Continue reading

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NOT the Salt of the Earth

Welcome to 1870 where Violet Spinrad finds something needs to change. Alice Hopkins showed up at my door. She was out of salt.  Can you imagine? That’s like being out of air. We’re so poor the only thing on our … Continue reading

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Remedies to Forget

Patricia Woolsey WANTS a remedy for the 1870s It’s hard to change an empire when you’re stuck in the house. The Daughters of Two Pan marched in front of the whore house and saloon, but we scattered like twit sparrows … Continue reading

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