I'm a Historian specializing in the Lower St. Croix River Valley that creates the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. I enjoy road trips through the Dakota's to Montana and the Little Bighorn Battlefield. I was born In S. Carolina and have roots in north Georgia. I also have southern heritage in the Ozarks of NW Arkansas and Oklahoma. I am 3/4's German with the other 1/4 mixed with Confederate and Cherokee blood. My interest and research is in pioneering the frontier and the Civil War that disrupted their lives. I photograph the oldest gravestones that I can find and military markers too.