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Colonial Expressions: Why Do We Say That? Episode 7: Dressed to the Nines

In this video short, Candiss Cowan explains why places in your home are called the "powder room," the "linen closet," and the "medicine chest" as well as why the back of your car is referred to as the "trunk."
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In this video short, learn about women’s fashion and how the expressions “dressed to the nines” and “the whole nine nards” came about.


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Scott House Journal, July 2024

This edition of the Scott House Journal features the Civil War letters of Edwin Darling Pickett who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg at age 28.

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