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  • Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries

    Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries
    Today they endure climbing children and have bicycles chained to them, but the cannons that flank Patterson Park's Pagoda were used in wars as much as 350 years ago, park officials have found. A cannon expert surveyed the seven historic weapons last...
  • Revolution Museum funding comes largely from Indians in New York; Ben Franklin would understand

    There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take. The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...
  • A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear

    A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear
    Jesse Leavenworth here to tell you about Jesse Leavenworth. I write of my Revolutionary namesake with pride, but must admit some truth in the old saying about looking back far enough and finding a horse thief. Old Jess and I share ancestors who came...
  • Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt

    Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt
    According to standard narratives of the American Revolution, the military path toward independence began with a "shot heard round the world." But Claudio Saunt's "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" reveals that when the 13 colonies...
  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
  • Israel Putnam, A Man Of Legendary Courage

    Israel Putnam, A Man Of Legendary Courage
    In some ways, Israel Putnam defied the image of a classic American hero. Stout, if not fat, he was unreserved, a man of many words who reveled in racy ballads and rum-fueled stories. He was also a farmer from Connecticut, a state with few pedestals in...
  • Moravian Historical Society searches beneath the surface

    Moravian Historical Society searches beneath the surface
    On the outskirts of Nazareth's downtown, buried beneath the stately grounds of the Whitefield House, lies an untold story of the Moravian settlers who came here in 1740. It's not about the beautiful brass and woodwind music of their church services,...
  • The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character

    The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character
    Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this. The Provisions State moniker dates...
  • New thrillers

    New thrillers
    The Kill List By Frederick Forsyth, Putnam, 352 pages, $27.95 Frederick Forsyth — who as a writer of thrillers is certainly an old warhorse — creates a protagonist who steps forward to take on a heroic task in the war on terror. He's a...
  • Discovering Historic Plymouth

    Discovering Historic Plymouth
    The plan was a good one. I would drive out to Plymouth and hike a place called Peat Swamp Woods and explore the ruins of an old carriage factory. Then I discovered Plymouth's historic Main Street, so I took a few detours into the past before heading into...
  • Honoring Hampton Roads' defining role in American military history for 90 years

    Honoring Hampton Roads' defining role in American military history for 90 years
    When it comes to the business of war and national defense, no part of the United States has a longer or deeper record than Hampton Roads. Even before Washington’s victory at Yorktown ensured the independence of a country that has fought in more...