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Ep.47 – The Last Civil War Widow

The last widow of an American Civil War soldier died....SIX WEEKS AGO.

Episode Notes

The crazy story of Helen Jackson, the 101 year old Missouri woman who died just a few weeks ago in December of 2020. Oh, quick note on Helen, she was the WIDOW OF A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER. Ya know, the Civil War, like, the one from the mid 1800s. Her husband fought in it. How is that even possible??

Also, the utterly random but oddly related story of how cicadas got their sound, according to Greek mythology. I promise its connected.

Helen Viola Jackson

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