Early American music,
unusual & unique music
and ephemera.


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The American Guitar Collection

In 19th Century America, guitarists, composers and publishers were all very busy producing guitar sheet music of all kinds. From classical compositions, to jigs, reels, songs, arrangements and even transcriptions from operas for solo guitar. We are now making much of this often forgotten American sheet music for guitar
available again.
Included are two unique collections of what may be the earliest arrangements for guitar of Sousa marches, and Stephen Fosters own arrangements of his classic songs for guitar accompaniment.
This page also has large collections of old sheet music and instruction books for banjo, mandolin and ukulele.

American Guitar Collection

Baseball in Song and Music

"Build it, and they will come"

Go to our page Baseball in Song and Music where you can download PDF collections of old sheet music and traditional tunes, and old baseball ephemera. There is also a baseball screen-saver created from dozens of early baseball images and a collection of classic baseball MP3s. Go and listen to Bob Dylan sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", acapella.....

"Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose-unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction."
- Poet Robert Frost

The Music Of Justin Holland

Justin Holland was one of the first American classical guitarists, and he was a teacher and a composer. He was also a prominent member of the African-American Masonic lodge. We have collected sheet music of the solo guitar works and the arrangements for voice and guitar of Justin Holland.

We also now offer Holland's method for the guitar

Fiddlin' Around
On The Way To A Revolution

In Colonial America, folk music, especially fiddle music and folk dancing was a very popular form of entertainment. In fact, both Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry were fiddlers and as you can see from the references on the page linked below, both were involved with performances at festivals and social events in their younger days.

We have prepared 4 PDF notaton collections and 1 MP3 collection of early American tunes...

Fiddlin' Around On The Way To A Revolution

Folk Tunes from Early America
4 PDF Collections of music notation
prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

1. - 15 tunes from the notebooks of
Colonial Captain George Bush

2. - 22 Colonial American folk tunes

3. - 15 tunes from the notebooks of early
American artist and musican William Sydney Mount

4. - 24 tunes from the notebooks of fifer Thomas Nixon

Tunes from Early America page


Unusual Music Patents

A large collection of some very unique and unusual music inventions & patents (with construction details) from early America. Scans of the original patents prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
After your credit card or Paypal payment of $5.00 is processed, you will quickly be sent a download link.

Price -$5.00

Geronimo's Medicine Song

In the words of Geronimo:

"The song that I will sing is an old song, so old that none knows who made it. It has been handed down through generations and was taught to me when I was but a little lad. It is now my own song. It belongs to me. This is a holy song (medicine-song), and great is its power. The song tells how, as I sing, I go through the air to a holy place where Yusun (The Supreme Being) will give me power to do wonderful things. I am surrounded by little clouds, and as I go through the air I change, becoming spirit only."

Geronimo's Medicine Song

The Music Of
Blind Tom

19th Century American "savant" genius pianist. You can download the original sheet music of compositions by the amazing Blind Tom.

The creative queen who was a talented composer. Her nation was overthrown by the normal profit/power rogue types. She was imprisoned when she resisted. The nation later became the state Hawaii.

The music of Lili’uokalani

Ned Straight was a very versatile and widely traveled and experienced Irish-American songwriter and all around musician in mid to late 19th Century America. He was an early writer of what later would come to be known as "protest" songs.
We have not been able, after much searching, to find many details about Ned Straight, but we can say that his songs were often quite popular, and, that one can certainly call him the forerunner of what became later the "singer-songwriter" protest songs.

The songs of Ned Straight

The Music of an American Music Maverick
Anthony Philip Heinrich

Anthony Philip Heinrich (1781 - 1861) came very close to being totally lost in the well populated (and sometimes deserved) waste bin of American music history. But then!... in 1917, over 1000 pages of writings and close to 350 compositions) made it to the Library of Congress. And low and behold... this almost totally forgotten composer was rediscovered and found to be one of the more original composers in American history.

The Music of Anthony Philip Heinrich

This unique five verse song that we have arranged was created from "Quabi, an Indian tale, in four cantos, by Philenia, a lady of Boston".

The original music was considered to be the first orchestral score printed in the United States. It was distributed as an insert in The Massachusetts Magazine for March, 1791.



Masonic Music In 19th Century America

In 19th Century America, the Freemasons were busy publishing all kinds of music related to their organization... instrumental, choral, songs, you name it.

19th Century American Masonic Music


George Washington's
Favorite Song?

"The Derby Ram" song has been known since at least the beginning of the eighteenth century. The ram has even been incorporated into thecoat-of-arms of Derby, England.

The song and the association of a ram with the town of Derby as a
ballad made it's public bow in child lore in The Only True Mother Goose Melodies, c1843, and has been repeated in nursery books many times since then.

This ballad about one of the most elaborate lies ever told is said to have been the favorite song of "he who never lied", George Washington.

We have prepared an arrangement of this song, and arrangements of 7 traditional pieces of music related to George Washington.

The Derby Ram page

Native Americans were known to remember and recreate music and songs heard in dreams and visions...

Dream Song page

The early American Shakers practiced a celibate and communal lifestyle and pacifism. They are also known for their simple living, architecture, technological innovation, and furniture, art and music.
They also composed thousands of songs, and also created many dances; both were an important part of the Shaker worship services. In Shaker society, a spiritual "gift" or "vision" could also be a musical revelation or a musical dream, and they considered it important to notate such musical inspirations as they occurred.

Shaker Vision Songs

Projects using music & sound from
old publications

This is a 60 page book containing simple parlour magic tricks using music and sound, many simple projects using music and sound, and even a section about learning ventriloquism and instructions how to build an "aeolian harp". We gathered these interesting projects from old books, published in the 19th century.

The Music Magic page

Some Of The Dumbest and/or
Strangest Music Ever Published!

In 19th Century & early 20th Century America, literally many thousands of pieces of music were composed and published. Some of this music was was odd, some funny and some probably rates as the dumbest or strangest music ever published.

Dumbest & Strangest
Music Ever Published

The Liberty Tree Song
poem by Thomas Paine

The Story Behind a Forgotten Symbol of the American Revolution:
The Liberty Tree.

While Boston landmarks like the Old North Church still stand, the Liberty Tree, gone for nearly 250 years, had been lost to history...

Read the story of the Liberty Tree, and learn about out music arrangement of Thomas Paine's poem using the melody published in the late 1700s...

The Liberty Tree page

A bit of entertaining history about fiddling and fiddlers and a unique collection of fiddle tunes...

The fiddling page

The first American musical?

The Black Crook was a large scale "musical" first produced, with great success, in New York in 1866. Many music historians consider The Black Crook to be the first American musical.

The original production opened on September 12, 1866 at the 3,200-seat Niblo's Garden. It was an amazing five-and-a-half hours long, but despite its length, it ran for a record-breaking 474 performances, and revenues exceeded a record-breaking one million dollars.

Go to The Black Crook page and learn more about this musical, read what none other than Mark Twain had to say about it, and download some of the sheet music related to The Black Crook.

Charles K. Harris

America's first
"platinum sales"

Learn about "After the Ball", America's first
platinum sale song

The Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was also one of the earliest composers in America.

We now offer the notation for 7 Francis Hopkinson songs, and we have also arranged 6 of his songs for solo guitar and flute as MP3 files.

Songs Of Francis Hopkinson

Songs Of Protest & Social Justice
In 19th Century America

We have collected and scanned many pieces of sheet music related to issues of poverty, labor, Native American rights and more, published in America in the 1800s.


Songs of Social Justice

Finally.... we have an early American tune with a history to play as we work to replace the rogues from both political parties at all levels of government and vote them out.........

The Rogue's March

The First American
Environmental Protest Song?

Woodman, Spare That Tree!

We have prepared a PDF file with scans of the original sheet for the song itself, and 6 published variations and replies to the original song.

Apple Cider Music & Poetry
5 collections related to apples,
apple cider and autumn

Poetry and prose, traditional apple
and autumn tunes,
19th Century American sheet music
and traditional Halloween tunes.


Apple Cider Music & Poetry

Yellow Rose Of Texas

Over time, the famous song Yellow Rose Of Texas went through periods where the lyrics were changed, some might say "whitewashed". The history of, and legend of, The Yellow Rose Of Texas is a fascinating story in and of itself, and, is an interesting example of the changes a piece of music can pass through over time, due to different cultural conditions.

Music composed by Nobody

In 19th Century America, a fact that is not widely known is that thousands of pieces of sheet music were published. Music on every conceivable subject from the hippopotamus to free-love was published.
Strangely enough, one of the very popular things to do was to publish sheet music using fake, often comic names.
We have gathered together a few of these pieces of music and created a PDF book out of them.

Music by Nobody

Henry David Thoreau's
Favorite Music

Four of Throeau's favorite songs,
and examples of music that fasicnated him:
the music of the wind...the Aeolian "wind harp"

Thoreau's Favorite Music

Rare Sheet Music Published In
19th Century Texas

In 19th Century Texas, composers and music publishers were busy publishing all kinds of music, instrumental, choral, songs, you name it.

Music Published In
19th Century Texas

Political Songs
in 19th Century America

Politics in America has always been lively since day one. In the 19th Century, when printing was growing in America it involved a lot of singing, a lot of song writing and sheet music. It also involved some great satire, humor and classic protest songs.
We have collected a few of these pieces of political music.

Political Songs

100 Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes & Country Dances
for solo instrument

100 popular solos

The Chili Pepper Rags
PDF Sheet music & MP3s

Red Peppers - Two Step 1907 - Imogene Giles

Chili Con Carne -1911 Elmer B. Griffith

Hot Tamale Man Rag - 1909 - Herbert Ingram

Red Pepper Rag - 1910 - Henry Lodge

Go and read the colorful history of chili, and listen to an MP3 sample of the above sheet music and MP3 collection.

(Note - The chili rag collection is at the bottom of the page.)

Hutchinson Family

America's first
protest singers


This is a lovely song by Colonial American composer Timothy Swan, expressing the emotion of individuals who are about to leave their loved ones and home, for military duty.

One can see how this rather profound song about a soldier leaving to fight in a war could now relate to all the brave medical heroes and first responders fighting our current "war" against the coronavirus.

The poem Timothy Swan used for this piece of music may have been written by him, but is often attributed to that famous historical individual known as "anonymous".

We have prepared a basic PDF arrangment of this piece of music, using Swan's music and poem, adding guitar chords, a piano (or harp) accompaniment and a bass line. You can uses this basic arrangement to create your own arrangements of this lovely song.

The Soldier's Farewell

19th Century American
Periodical Articles About Music

Scans of the complete articles, including music notation examples and interesting engravings. PDFs are all prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.


Songs And Ballads Of The Revolution
On The Track Of The Arkansas Traveler



Negro Spirituals
Creole Slave Songs

The Dance In Place Congo
Origin Of The John Brown Song


After your Paypal or Credit/Debit card payment is processed, you will quickly be emailed the download link for all 3 PDF files.

Price - $4.00

Women Ragtime Composers

In the early part of the 20th Century, while legendary composers like Scott Joplin were composing what became famous "rags", many women were also composing fantastic, energetic ragtime piano music.

This collection is in PDF format, with scans of the original sheet music and covers, prepared as easy to print on standard size paper.

Cold Feet Rag - Mamie Williams
Eatin' Time Rag - Irene Cozad
Electric Rag - Mary Gilmore
Pickles & Peppers - A Rag Oddity -
Adaline Shepherd
Diablo Rag - A Rag Fantasie -
Dorothy Ingersol Wahl
Possum Rag - Geraldine Dobyns
Redhead Rag - Irene Franklin
Turkish Trophies - An Oriental Rag
- Sara B. Egan
The Aviator Rag - Irene Giblin
Blue Ribbon Rag - May Aufderheide
Butser Rag - Bessie M. Powell
Chicken Chowder - Irene Giblin
Columbia Rag - Irene Giblin
Some Raggy Rag - Mattie C. Thompson
Rag-time Dance - May Irwin
Mop Rag - Helen S. Eaton
The Nashville Rag & Two Step - Mamie A. Gunn
Snowball - Ragtime March -
Nellie W. Stokes
That Tired Rag - Charlotte Blake
Bull Dog Rag - Geraldine Dobyns
6 Ragtime pieces by Marcella A. Henry:
From a publication entitled Ragtime Review
Broadway Rag
The Covent Garden - Ragtime Waltz
Glittering Stars - Ragtime Waltz
The Green Mill Rag
Kentucky Rag
National Colors Rag

Chippewa Rag - Myrtle Hoy

After your payment is processed you will be immediately sent an email with the download link.

Ragtime Women Composers - $4.00


The Music Of 19th Century
American Women Composers


Download the sheet
music of many of the talented
Women composers of 19th Century America



Hannah's Song
The art & music of Hannah Cohoon

Hannah Cohoon is the most famous of the many artists from the mystical Shaker communities in 19th Century America. What is not widely known is that she also composed interesting songs .
Hannah's Song

Santa Claus
A Christmas Cantata

Published in 1879, "Santa Claus - A Christmas Cantata", by W. Howard Doane, is a 48 page publication. The Cantata was composed and published with the idea that people of many ages, without intensive music skills, including schools, Sunday Schools and choirs, can perform the piece as a group. The composition was created for simple solo and multi-part choral singing with a piano accompaniment, and also contains non-musical recitations. The cantata can be performed with or without costumes. The theory was to create a lovely but simple cantata that musical and singing people of all ages and skills can perform and enjoy.

Christmas Cantata page



Brief biography of the Author:

" A few years back I thought I was past my “best before” date and I needed the spiritual support my grandfather had always given me. My memories of him and his tales form the basis of these stories. Montreal (and Weir in the summers) was my home for about two decades. The stories ended when my grandfather died on August 3, 1960. I was twelve.

Over the years I was able to record two vinyl LPs and two CDs (all my own work) and one LP with other musicians and writers. I earned a bachelor’s degree in education (secondary) and taught for twenty-two years, became an emergency medical responder for six years, a volunteer firefighter for fifteen, and a town councilor for two year"

The music career of TB Murdoch, known to the music world as "Bruce Murdoch" included recording for Elektra Records and performing at many forums and coffee houses during the heyday of the folk revival and the singer/songwriter movement in Greenwich Village during the 1960s that produced Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter Paul & Mary, Eric Andersen, Patrick Sky, Phil Ochs and many more. He also performed at the Newport Folk Festival, in Carnegie Hall and recorded an album produced by Richie Havens for his label and an album produced by Radio Canada.
He has recently recorded 2 new collections of his latest songs.


"The Grampy Tales and Stories"


The Music of Poet Emily Dickinson

American Poet Emily Dickinson was very intereseted in music of many kinds, and kept a
personal sheet music collection in a special book..

We have created a collection of arrangements using versions of many of the instumental tunes in Emily Dickinson's music book. These arrangements include the melody, a basic keyoard (or harp) accompaniment and guitar chords. These basic arrangments can quite easily be used to create various verions of this music.

Emily's music page

Music from the Ephrata Cloister

The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a mystical, communal religious community made up of both men and women members. It was established in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Beissel taught music at the Cloister and wrote hundreds of songs and choral works. The music of the Ephrata choir has been described as “sacred” and “alchemical.” Many of the other members of the cloister also devoted themselves to poetry and music and art. Their choir became widely known in early America for their ethereal and unique music, created in a musical notation system created by Beisell. We have created arrangements using melodies from Ephrata....

Music from the Ephrata Cloister

The Music Of Colonial American
composer William Billings

History, sheet music and MP3 music arrangements of the music of the composer who was associated with John and Samuel Adams, wrote what became the original national anthem, and was a direct participant in the American Revolution.... William Billings.


The Music of Various
Colonial American Composers

This page is a collection of 49 pieces of choral music by 14 colonial American composers who became known as "Yankee Tunesmiths". This collection contains some very unique music. We have included short biographies and information for each of the composers.

The Yankee Tunesmiths

Explore - The Amaranth Publishing web pages including the music of the spheres, the music of a Renaissance alchemist, music created by software and artificial intelligence, the music of the fairies, Beethoven's 10th Symphony, The Never Ending Melody, the music of the Illuminati, the world's most mysterious book, the world's oldest song, a way you can compose music like Mozart, the world's oldest love song,
and much more

Early & Unique
American Sheet Music

A collection of unique sheet music on American themes, including a song by Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration Of Independence, early songs dedicated to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, a choral chant of the entire Declaration of Independence, lively piano compositions on American themes, a complete "periodical" article with music of Revolution era tunes and more...........


Dancing Brits

Ever wonder what the British soldiers fighting the Americans during the Revolution did during their time off? Well, now we know....A short book published in London in 1785 after the Brits were defeated and back in the good ole' Empire....is entitled:


Twenty Four American Country Dances
as danced by the British
during their winter quarters
at Philadelphia, New York and Charles Town

We have prepared scans of the original publication of sheet music in PDF format, for easy black and white printing on standard size paper.

Dancing Brits - $2.00

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The Halloween Tunes

A collection of traditional tunes related to Halloween, arranged with guitar chords and a basic harp (or keyboard) backup, that you can use as a basis for creating your own improvisations and arrangements.

The Halloween Tunes


American Musical Miscellany

A large collection of songs popular in early America published in Massachusetts in 1798

The melody music notation is included for every song.

We have prepared scans of the original publication in PDF format, for easy black and white printing on standard size paper.

List of songs from the book...

We have prepared scans of the original publication in PDF format, for easy black and white printing on standard size paper.

American Musical Miscellany - $3.00

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Composer Arthur Farwell
& The Wa-Wan Press

The Wa-Wan Press was an American music publishing company founded in 1901 by composer Arthur Farwell in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Arthur Farwell (March 23, 1872 – January 20, 1952) was an American composer, conductor, educationalist, lithographer, esoteric savant, and music publisher.
The firm concentrated on publishing compositions by so-called Indianist movement members—composers who incorporated traditional Native American music into their works.

Composer Arthur Farwell
& The Wa-Wan Press

The Music of Amy Beach

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (September 5, 1867 – December 27, 1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music. As a pianist, she was acclaimed for concerts she gave in the United States and in Germany.

The Music of Amy Beach

Another Masonic
Music Collection

Masonic Music

A collection of MP3 arrangements of traditional music related to Masons.


Wolf Chants

Transcriptions of Native American songs related to wolves

You can download the Wolf Chants MP3s for $4.00 in the format of a "zip" file .

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Song Of The Old Wolf
MP3 sample

I Dreamed I Was A Wolf
Like A Wolf I Roam
Lone Wolf Howling - (an actual transcription of a wolf howling)
Song Of A Wolf
Song Of The Young Wolves
Wolf Nation Called Me

Considering the crazy ways things seem to keep happening after we send the politicians from both political parties to Washington D.C., a new kind of candidate for President might not be a bad idea. Or, we could revive an old campaign.
Listen to the original Howdy Doody For President campaign songs..........

Howdy Doody For President


Spanish American Folk Music

A book published in 1917 containing 95 folk song melodies from across Spanish America, with both Spanish lyrics and English translations.

Scan of the original book, in PDF format prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

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Price - $3.50


"A Collection of Twenty-five Songs
Scored for Piano & Low Voice"

 19th & Early 20th Century Ameican Composers

A PDF file with scans of the original sheet music prepared for
easy printing on standard size paper.

Highland Mary. Scotch Song
A Moonlight Song
In My Beloved's Eyes

Her Rose. A Love-Song
Norman Cradle-Song
April _
The Nightingale and the Rose

I Love, and the World is Mine
Like the Rosebud
For Ever and a Day

The Clover
Serenade. ("The wind is whisp'ring")
Auf Wiedersch'n
Milkmaid's Song
At Parting
Let Miss Lindy Pass
The Pine-Tree "
Love's Sorrow. Ballad
Entreaty. A Love-Song
My Laddie. A Scotch Love-Song
Joy of the Morning
"Yet ah, that spring should vanish"
Ashes of Roses

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Price - $4.00

Songs From The Green Hills of Vermont

A book published in 1919 containing 13 songs, "Tunes collected and piano accompaniments arranged. With historical notes." Tunes were transcribed from folk singers in a small town in the Green Hills of Vermont.

Scan of the original book prepared in PDF format for easy printing on standard size paper.

After your payment is processed you will quickly be sent by email the download link.

Price - $3.50





Rince na h'Eireann

A 48 page book, published in 1907, giving simple and clear diagram instructions for Irish dances, and a list of the tunes to use with the dances.

We have scanned and prepared a PDF file of this entire book for easy and high quality printing on standard size paper.

After your payment is processed you will quickly be sent by email the download link.

Price - $3.50


19th Century American Periodical Articles
About Caricature, Posters and
Master Engravers

Scans of the complete articles, including many high quality contemporary engravings. PDFs are all prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.


Contemporary American Caricature

Early Political Caricature in America

American Posters, Past and Present






PDFs 4 & 5
American Engravers - 1
American Engravers - 2

PDF files contain scanned images of some of the best engravers in the 19th Century American periodicals.

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Price - $4.00



International Music
in 19th Century American Periodicals

Scans of the complete articles, including music notation examples. PDFs are all prepared for easy printing on standard size paper.

Chinese Music
Traditional Music of the Spanish Pyrenees
Traditional Music of the French Pyrenees
Holy Week in Seville

Some Japanese Melodies
Ballads and Ballad Music Illustrating Shakespeare
Folk Songs

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Price - $4.00


Native American Music A collection of 19th Century American periodical articles about Native American songs and music, including music notation of many songs and chants. Scans of the articles prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
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American Irish Songs - A collection of 15 sheet music songs for guitar and voice published in 19th Century America with Irish themes. Scans of the original sheet music prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
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Beer & Ale Sheet Music

Sheet music related to ale & beer


The Music Of 19th Century
African-American Composers

Download sheet
music of some of the early
African-American composers



Activist Songs
- A collection of 4 books of songs on themes of labor, fellowship, peace and socialism including the collections:
Peace Songs
Labor Reform Songster
Socialist Songs With Music
Songs Of The Fellowship

Scans of the articles prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file. After your credit card or Paypal payment of $7.00 is processed, you will quickly be sent a download link.

Price - $7.00


The Earth Only Endures
MP3 collections of
Native American Songs & Chants


2 American Animal Classics......

Scans of the original 19th Century sheet music prepared as PDFs in an easy to print standard size format.


The Grasshopper -
A Tragic Cantata

13 pages
For singing voice, recitation & piano



The Animal Quartet
14 pages
For Cat, Chicken,
Dog & Hog
(2 tenor, 2 bass voices)
and piano



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2 American Animal Classics -$4.00

Contact us by e-mail if you have any questions.........


Unusual Magic Patents

A large collection of patents for magic, illusion, trick devices etc. (with construction details) from early America. Scans of the original patents prepared for easy printing, in a PDF file.
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Price - $5.00

The Early American X-Files





Ron Bankley, Canadian guitarist, poet, songwriter, recently passed away.

This page is our memorial for Ron....


The Last Song


A musical memorial for Canadian First Nations
activist, songwriter and filmmaker Willie Dunn.


Meet the CEO of Amaranth Publishing
and The Creator!

And learn who you should contact if you know of a
Golden Retriever that needs to be rescued or needs assistance.


William Sidney Mount
Artist and Musician

William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), was a man of many talents. As well as being a fine artist, he was also a musician, composer and collector of the folk music of early America. And if that is not enough to impress......, he also invented a type of steamboat paddle wheel, a unique two-hulled sailboat, a traveling painting studio on wheels and a hollow back violin, named the "Cradle of Harmony".


"What you have told us is all very good. It is indeed bad to eat apples. It is better to make them all into cider."
- Benjamin Franklin

(In- Remarks Concerning The Savages Of North America, reporting a Native American's response to the story of Adam & Eve.)


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