It’s worth noting that Mysteries and Conundrums has just passed its first anniversary, which coincided almost exactly with our 100,000th visit to the site. For the latter we are incredibly grateful. The response to M&C has astonished us all–Eric, Noel, and John–and it’s a big reason we have kept at it with as much energy as we have. We thank you for that. We have solved a few mysteries along the way, talked about some fairly profound conundrums and issues, and turned up a fair amount of material that’s new to all of us. We’ve explored the Kirkland Story, Jackson’s arm (thoroughly), put Lincoln in the Sunken Road (yes, really), and about 100 other topics. And many of you have made substantial contributions to those efforts.
In case you’re curious, the five most popular posts in the history of M&C are:
2) Eric’s post on the Medal of Honor winner visible in the famous images taken at Massaponax Church (given its recent date, this has to rank as the most popular ever on a hits per-day basis).
3) Noel’s Secret Careers of Civil War Photographers.
Here’s a question for YOU: what would you like us to tackle going forward? Any particular sites or themes?
Many thanks for taking the time to read….