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The date was July 9th, 1755. The war was the French and Indian War with the British. Both Franklin and Washington had warned British General Braddock of a possible ambush. Braddock, without concern marched his men in a line stretching … Continue reading
Thanksgiving celebrations, on American soil, predate the Pilgrims. Spanish explorers celebrated a day of thanksgiving in 1541 (Palo Duro Canyon, Texas), and again, in 1598 (El Paso, Texas). French Huguenot colonists did so in 1564 (Saint Augustine, Florida). English settlers … Continue reading
Aluminum in the mid-1800’s was an extreme expensive metal. Aluminum was plentiful (in fact, the most plentiful metallic element in the earth’s crust). That was not the problem with this element. The problem was that the refinement process at the time … Continue reading
There are many advantages to living in twenty-first century America. “It was not very long ago, as history is measured, when such things as oranges or cocoa were the luxuries of the rich and when it was considered an extravagance … Continue reading
America’s view of homosexuality has radically changed through the years. Did you know that at Valley Forge Lieut. Enslin was court-martialed for attempting sodomy with a soldier, John Monhort? George Washington wrote that he “approves the sentence with abhorrence and detestation … Continue reading