Monthly Archives: April 2013

Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted!

It is fitting that this year in much of the United States, Arbor Day falls on 26 April, the 191st birthday of renowned landscape architect and conservationist Frederick Law Olmsted. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1822 to a successful merchant, … Continue reading

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Patriots’ Day

On the evening of 18 April 1775, about nine hundred British troops marched from Boston toward Concord, where they had been ordered to destroy military supplies held by the Massachusetts militia. Boston silversmith and patriot Paul Revere set forth on … Continue reading

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Cracking the Code of Roger Williams

A historian uses a wide array of techniques to open up the secrets of a primary, archival source, ┬áincluding exploring when, why, and for whom the document was created, questioning possible bias or the point of view of the writer, … Continue reading

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