Tag Archive: Philadelphia

Jul 06 2014

Why did the early colonists come to America?

“The colonists came to America because they heard it was a free country. They came from neighborhoods that had problems,” says Nathan, age 7. I wonder if you’re thinking of Australia instead of America. “Early American colonists came to America for freedom, God and gold,” says Jenny, age unknown. Legends of gold cities lured some …

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Jul 30 2012

Park service makes (up) history

By Gary Hardaway During a visit to Yellowstone National Park a few weeks ago, my wife and I viewed an educational film concerning national park history. Yellowstone was the first to be established, signed into existence by President Ulysses Grant in 1872. Today there are 397 park areas reaching from Maine to Hawaii to Alaska. …

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