All you need is a spark and some powder… In the 18th century a cannon could not have been fired without gunpowder. Nor a musket ball discharged without gunpowder and a pistol was no more than a poor hammer without gunpowder. After the French and Indian war there was little use for gunpowder except for […]Read more "Secret Gunpowder Mills Help Continental Army"
As my father and I did family research for our historical fiction tale Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue, we discovered that our ancestor Berty Clark fought in the Battle of Brooklyn. Since most of my immediate family members were born in Brooklyn, I wanted to learn more about this battle. I was excited to […]Read more "The Battle of Brooklyn & Ben Tallmadge"
My daughter Kirsten loves pink. If you ask her, she’ll tell you it’s her favorite color. She likes pink dresses, shirts, socks, sneakers, crayons — practically anything and everything pink. Now, I know what you’re thinking – “What does the color pink have to do with a fishing story?” Well, there is a connection. Read […]Read more "In the Pink on the Miramichi"
Does God act and move mankind through dreams? I stumbled across a little-known event from American history that I you may enjoy. You may not have heard of Dr. Benjamin Rush, but if you met him while he was alive, he’d have a neat story to tell you about a dream he had. Here’s the […]Read more "Patriot Benjamin Rush: Peacemaker Thanks to a Divine Dream"