24 January 2016

"Rogue or Angel?" Contest Winner!

I'm pleased and honored to report that a Dixon ancestor has been featured in a story on The Social Historian, "a longform story website featuring history themed articles across the centuries and around the world." Barbara J. Starmans has compiled a fine history of the oyster industry in 19th century New Jersey, woven together with the tale of Asa Dixon, oysterman and rogue. [Asa was the brother of my great-great-grandfather, John Dixon.]

The Social Historian blog : "Oysterman Shot, Deputy Sheriff Arrested: Tragedy in Newark Bay" The story of Asa Dixon.
Click here to read the whole story!

 Please click through to Barbara's web site to read the whole story. And while you're there, check out some of the other interesting features that she's written.

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