When most Americans think of Puritans, they tend to think of guys who wear black all day, every day. They also think of people who were against anything that might result in fun. The caricature of the Puritans is actually far from correct.
This is a brief chronology of the formation of half English colonies in what is now the United States of America. It highlights lesser known tidbits about the colonies.
The General Store was often the first real business in a gold rush town of the American West. Yes, there were tents set up as bars and gambling parlors but miners needed tools, clothing, food and other necessities. The General Store happily accepted gold dust to supply the needs of prospectors.
All the Notes for Give me Liberty! An American History by Eric Foner Chapter 4. Almost the entire book is included. Your welcome.
Ezra Allen Miner, most often known as Bill Miner - was the original "stick up man" of the old West. Bill Miner was known for being quite a gentleman, and very polite during all of his robberies. He robbed trains and stage coaches his entire adult life - and the only thing he was, perhaps, even...
Endicott Peabody came to Tombstone in the Arizona Territory as a young Episcopal priest in 1882. The young priest kept a diary about his experiences trying to build the St. Paul's Episcopal church. The diary mentions the Earps fued with the Cowboys, the troubles of the miners and his quest to...
All the Notes for Give me Liberty! An American History by Eric Foner Chapter 3. Almost the entire book is included. Your welcome.
Thousands of brave men fought and died in America's Revolutionary War. Women were left to make do as best they could and black women, mostly slaves, had an even harder time. But some black women took a stand to claim freedom for their country.
Newer evidence places the Lost Colonists in Bertie County. Best evidence suggests they traveled a short distance to 42-mile long Hatteras Island. Their descendants are being DNA tested now.
Forgetting history results in Movements such as one that now maintains that the Holocaust of WWII ever occurred. Between the American Civil War of 1861 - 1865 and 2012, portions of the history of the events and aftermath of the war were lost and later found. We can add new memories, including the...