Local history can provide excellent subject matter for your insights. Many people, including your potential clients, are very interested in area history. You’ll find so much anecdotal information to draw from: early settlers, battlefields, your town’s oldest neighborhoods and elegant 100-year-old homes.
Philip Stock, RE/MAX Central in Manalapan, NJ, wrote an excellent insight on his town’s history. Here’s an excerpt.
Some Historical Trivia about Manalapan
I don’t know about you, but I like to get some of the history if I am looking at a town. Yes, the schools are great and there’s no shortage of places to shop. It’s an easy commute to NYC and an all round great place to raise a family, but did you know: The name Manalapan, pronounced “Man Al A Pan” not “Mana Lappen”, is derived from a word in the Lenape Indian language meaning “land of good bread” or “good land to settle on.” Manalapan Township dates back to… Read more.
Annie Rodgers, RE/MAX Town & Country, Flushing, MI, included information about the local historical society in her post.
Explore the Rich History in Taymouth Township
Taymouth has a rich history from Native American culture to early settlers to railroad depot to farming families. The past is preserved by the Taymouth Township Historical Society. Made up of history buffs of all ages, the historical society is very active. From hosting events at the opera house and at Cook Cemetery to fundraising for a veterans’ memorial, the volunteers in this community organization are hard at work preserving the past for the future. View post.
Local traditions and festivals that date back many decades make great subjects for your insights. Peter Montero, RE/MAX Acadiana, Lafayette, submitted an insight on Mardi Gras, one of the country’s most iconic annual celebrations.
The Origins of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras time is again upon us. Its origins can be traced to medieval Europe. Passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th century then into the French House of Bourbons, where it was originally called the revelry of “Boeuf Gras” or fatted cow. Finally, the French tradition moved into the American colonies. In 1699, French Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville established…” Read more.
As always, remember that your articles must be original and not borrowed from a local historical society’s website. Have fun with these submissions, both written insights and photos. Your work will bring out a little history buff in everyone.
Photos provided by Suzanne Kostaris, RE/MAX Lifetime Realtors, Union, NJ, and Ann Allen, RE/MAX Advantage South, Birmingham, AL.