Category Archives: Biography

Henry Box Brown: Shipped To Freedom

Have you heard about Henry Box Brown? His escape story was so incredible that it almost seemed like fiction – even in the 19th Century.

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Priscilla Mullins: Single In Plymouth

Just because I couldn’t write a blog post about John Alden and not write one about Priscilla Mullins… If John Alden’s life and legacy is influenced by good old Henry W. Longfellow’s poem The Courtship of Myles Standish, Miss Mullins … Continue reading

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John Alden: Let’s Let The History Speak For Him

I have some friends who can trace their genealogy to John Alden, one of the original Mayflower passengers and settlers in New Plymouth. That’s really interesting, but our conversations became lively when we compared the legends about Mr. Alden to … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Hopkins: Cooking History?

This week cooking has been on my mind. Over at Emerging Civil War’s Blog, I’ve been writing about recipes and cooking practices from the 1860’s and while finishing the dishes in the kitchen on Thursday, I started thinking about the … Continue reading

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John Carver: First Governor

Well, it’s good to be back in the 1620’s after last weekend’s extended foray in 1860’s history at the West Coast Civil War Round Table Conference. We’re continuing the discussion of real people who came to the New World on … Continue reading

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Desire Minter: Deciding About New Plymouth

November! Time to think about the Thanksgiving holiday and the myths and history surrounding the early English settlers at Plymouth, Massachusetts. I’ve written about facts and myth-busting relating to the “First Thanksgiving” and you’ll find those in our blog archives. … Continue reading

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