400 Posts and Counting!

Well folks, this is our 400th post, and thus time for a walk down Blog Memory Lane. 

Our blog was established on February 11, 2011 by the Memorial Library’s UEA American Scholars, and since then, we’ve hosted a whopping 13, 796 visits! Let’s take a look at some of the most popular posts…..

#3. He’s a hero around here, for sure! Over 200 readers have come to us for information on Jimmy Stewart (Brigadier General James Maitland Stewart) and his service time here in Norfolk.

#2. Around Christmas, nearly 500 readers saw our post celebrating Norman Rockwell’s charming, funny, poignant holiday paintings.

#1. The 2012 US Presidential Election saw many of you (1,383!) searching for news sources, candidate information, and all kinds of books throughout a thrilling and tense political season.

Other popular posts have featured new books, such as this one on the filming of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (#4), a gallery of photos from our ‘Catching Dreams With Pocahontas’ children’s event (#8), and a post highlighting one of Kate Middleton’s local ancestors (#11).

Some of our staff favorites have been the ‘Great American Moustache’ series (here’s the Duke Ellington entry, for example) and one bearing a photo of elephants on parade in Victorian-era Norwich (really: look).

It’s an eclectic mix, and one that illustrates well our focus on all things American as we continue to preserve the memory of the USAAF 2nd Air Division in East Anglia.

The most important element of a blog is, of course, its readers. Thank you for making our blog a part of your online reading.

Please stay tuned!

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