Did George Washington Really Start the French and Indian War?

We Love the Stories As we travel through this beautiful country we hear stories!  Here’s one we had never heard before.  George Washington, our favorite Revolutionary War Hero and First President, was accused by both the French and the British of starting the French and Indian War.  I missed that day in High School History class, so I never really learned about the French and Indian War.  The short story is that the French and British fought for the North American continent during the 1750s and 1760s mostly using Native Indians and Colonists as their surrogates.   For background on the[…]

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Pennsylvania Railroad was to be Sabotaged by Nazis

You know something is really important when the Nazi’s of WWII make it a target for sabotage!  The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Horseshoe Curve was one of several targets slated for sabotage by the Nazis in June 1942.  Before and during the war, the US Government secured and guarded the pass, knowing that its destruction would severely impede transportation of steel and other materials throughout the United States, potentially crippling the war effort and the US economy. The Germans named the mission “Pastorius”.  Eight German residents, who had lived in the United States, were trained in Germany in the use of explosives.  Their[…]

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