Happy Third Birthday to ECW!

ECWcake2014-smWhile we have spent most of our attention the past few days on the Emerging Civil War at Stevenson Ridge, this past weekend offered other good news for us here at ECW: It marked Emerging Civil War’s third birthday.

It was three years ago that co-founders Kris White and Chris Mackowski sat with their friend Jake Struhelka on Jake’s front porch in Guinea Station, Virginia, and hatched the idea for ECW. In the three years since, we have attracted more than half a million visits from readers in thirty-three countries; we have expanded into a speakers bureau and a well-received book series; we have collaborated with such notable partners as National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution, and C-SPAN; and we attracted visitors from across the country to join us for our first-ever symposium. “Not too bad for three guys sitting on a porch,” Kris’s wife recently said.

Thank you to everyone who made this past weekend–and the past three years–such a success. We are humbled and gratified by the continued support of our readers, and we pledge to continue to do our best to serve you well!

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