Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

Heaven’s Promise-The Final Twist…..excerpt page 130. May 15, 1896 Black Friday in Sherman, TX…..f5 tornado hits. The steel girders of the bridge were twisted and thrown deep into the creek bed. Trees were stripped of their leaves and some were uprooted and lying every which way. Bodies, clothing, and household goods were scattered everywhere, all …

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Camped atop a green mountain near Buffalo Springs on a cold Sunday morning in January, 1864, Watt took a few moments to read his bible. A particular passage seemed appropriate so he commenced to read aloud. A small group formed around him as he read Ephesians 6:10-16: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, …

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William Morton Savage William Morton Savage was born in 1891 and shows on no census. The only accountings we have of him are a few photos, newspaper clippings and his Tombstone. I first heard Uncle Bill’s story as a very small girl. My grandmother Jessie Savage Ownby would tell me stories and her eyes would …

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Log Cabin Village is a living history museum owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth. The Village is dedicated to the preservation of  19th c. folk architecture and frontier lifeways. The purpose of Log Cabin Village is to educate the public through the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts, representative structures, and other items …

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Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana Mission Statement: A unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone. Several sections offer something for every interest. A Lenape Indian Camp; 1836 Prairie Town; 1859 Balloon Voyage and an 1863 Civil War Journey. This one is on my bucket list. I …

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The Homeplace 1850’s Working farm and living History Museum Immerse yourself in a history in this pre Civil War farm where interpreters in period dress go about their daily seasonal chores. You’ll find many authentic artifacts, structures, endangered breeds of livestock and even heirloom plants and field crops. We visited a few years ago and …

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First of all, know your subject and understand the era you are writing about. You ask, “How do I do that?” Of course the obvious answer is, Read, Read, Read. But reading is only a start, it doesn’t really give you enough of the sensory stimuli necessary to faithfully write historical fiction. So to really …

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