The Encyclopedia of American Last Names

How did your last name come to be -- and who brought it to America? Find out in this book, featuring 400 pages of information about more than a thousand last names of the original colonists and other early settlers!

Quoted wisdom of George Washington

Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.

In memory of the Boston Tea Party (1901)

In memory of the Tea Party The Boston Tea Party Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently placed a bronze tablet on a building in Hollis St., which occupies the site of the historic old Do... Read more...

Antique silhouettes of women (1760-1827)

Before the advent of photography, there were limited ways to produce accurate likenesses of people. As an alternative to paintings, drawings and sculptures, silhouettes -- hand-cut from paper -- were an afforda... Read more...

Evolution of the American flag

Below are four different designs from the history of the United States. There have been 27 different flag designs since 1776 -- all slight variants on the stars and stripes theme, retooled to reflect the curren... Read more...

The Declaration of Independence (1776)

The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to d... Read more...

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