by Chloe Ellefson, living history museum curator
of the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries
by Kathleen Ernst
I love my guy, but he can be a bit overprotective. That's to be expected, I guess. Roelke McKenna is a cop. It's his job to anticipate trouble.
Me, I prefer to look on the bright side. That's why I'm excited about my new temporary assignment. I'm employed at a large historic site called Old World Wisconsin, but this week I'm on loan to one of the state's smaller historic sites.
Pendarvis is in Mineral Point, in southwestern Wisconsin. The region attracted white lead miners in the 1820s. Most were transient single men but in the 1830s, experienced miners from Cornwall began immigrating to the area. And lots of them brought their families.
|Two of the old Cornish homes preserved at Pendarvis.|
Pendarvis is a charming historic site, and Mineral Point a lovely town known for its artisans and gorgeous old buildings. I can't wait to start learning as much as I can about those early Cornish settlers.
Roelke has expressed doubts about the trip. And yes, it's true that I've stumbled into more than my share of trouble while exploring historic sites and museums. I've even tripped over a body or two.
But I'm determined to have fun helping the curator at Pendarvis. I remain optimistic. What could possibly go wrong?
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