Betsey Ellis

Betsey is a recovering agent of Satan (.i.e. a legal professional) now working towards a lifetime goal of becoming a perfectly sane cat lady, medieval clothing designer, and occasional playwright. Maybe even finish my doctorate.....nyah, probably not, who needs another expert in Elizabethan Law and its effect on the growth of the middle class.

Arizona

Incredibly Obvious, Odd and Quirky things about Arizona: The oldest native American settlement in the United States is Oraibi, which was settled by the Hopis in Arizona. The name “Arizona” is derived from the Spanish name of “Arizonac”. THAT name was derived from the Indian name “ali sonak” meaning small spring. This was the name…

States Well Stated – ALASKA

The Origins of Russian Collusion, a.k.a. Alaska Alaska was “discovered” by non-natives, when a Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering sighted it on a voyage from Siberia in 1741. Not too surprisingly, the Bering Straits were named thus in his honor. The first non-native settlement was started by Russian fur trappers in 1784. Alaska’s name is…

State of Your State – Alabama

Introducing a new feature of the TWRTimes !  By a new writer !  Welcome Betsey Ellis to our staff !  Over the months ahead she will be highlighting all the states of this Union, alphabetically. Fun Facts about Places that None Us Live Anymore! By a recovering legal professional with way too much time on…