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{History Nibbles} President Truman

{History Nibbles} President Truman

We are visiting Missouri and Kansas next month as part of our Civil War study. I have found visiting historical sites really solidifies our studies, and we are so looking forward to our visit. We will be visiting Independence, MO. President Harry Truman grew up on his parent’s farm in Independence, MO and he is said to have worked at a little soda shop called Clinton’s Soda Shop when he was young. We plan on visiting some of the landmarks,…

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{History Nibbles} Reformation Day 10/31

{History Nibbles} Reformation Day 10/31

Did you know that not only is October 31st Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve, but it is also Reformation Day? Why should you care? Do you enjoy church service in your own language? Do you enjoy singing Hymns in your own language? Do you participate in the Lord’s Supper, or Communion? These are all traditions begun by Luther in the west, when the Catholic Church services were only in Latin (not the native language), Hymns were sung in Latin by…

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[Colorado History] Fort Collins, CO

[Colorado History] Fort Collins, CO

I have lived in Colorado most of my life.  That means I have lived here for more than 45 years *gasp!*.  When I decided to have a family, I thought I knew just about all there was to know about Colorado.  Then I started home educating my children, and in CO the students are required to learn Colorado history in 4th or 5th grade.  I can tell you as a student in Colorado (Denver Public Schools for 18 years), I…

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{History Nibbles} Henry Knox

{History Nibbles} Henry Knox

Henry Knox, better known as General Knox, was born July 25, 1750 in Boston. He was the 7th of 10 children, but 6 of his siblings did not survive to adulthood.  His father couldn’t make a living, so he left his family to work in the West Indies, forcing Henry to end his education at about a 5th grade level.  He worked at the Boston bookbindery to help support his family, and found a way to save money to eventually…

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