Month: May 2018

Buried Truth: Pete Hill, baseball hall of famer (an introduction)

Have you met “Pete” Hill? John Preston “Pete” Hill was an outstanding Negro Leagues Baseball player often talked about in the same sentence as the better-known Babe Ruth. In July of 2006, a man named Joseph Preston “Pete” Hill, born in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1880, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, …

ZANN’S PLACE: Digging deeper into interesting stories

Photo: Excerpt from an Article published Aug.16, 1877 in The Monongahela Republican source, Newspapers.com. The referenced Culpeper Times of 1877 has no association with the current-day Culpeper Times publication. Another teaser to feed your “anticipation.” Coming to a newspaper near you- that would be the Culpeper Times, of course- will be a series of stories on a tragic act of terrorism in our …