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From Jamestown in 1607 through 1763
Time leading up to the War of Independence through the end of the war. 1763-1783
Early to mid-1800's including true stories of the pioneers and mountain men
A wolf had been terrorizing and killing the sheep. After finally trapping her in a cave, Putnam decided there was no other option but to enter into the den himself. This is the thrilling story of what happened to Israel Putnam.
We all know George Washington as President, but do you know the story of his early life as surveyor of the frontier?
Washington traveled over 1000 miles with a message from Governor Dinwiddle to the French Commander in the Ohio Valley. He had adventures with Indians and many dangers of all kinds.
A story of the French and Indian War
Find out how Detroit was saved from the Indian chief Pontiac's plan to capture it at the close of the French and Indian war.
The adventures of Daniel Boone as he battled Indians, wild beasts, and wild country as he sought to make a home for his family and others in the wilderness that became Kentucky.
What was it like to go to church in Colonial America? It might surprise you!
Find out how what life was like in the days of the pioneers and how travel by stagecoach changed their lives. Listen as they describe what it was like to ride by stagecoach.
Was it really the colonies that caused the trouble or was it really King George? See how problems between the colonies and King George grew into the War for Independence.
Patrick Henry met with many failires in the early part of his life. See how he won reputation in the Parson's Cause!
Learn the story of Paul Revere's bold, daring ride to warn the Patriots of British movements.
The Patriots needed arms. There was a large supply at Fort Ticonderoga. See how that fort was captured.
What was George Washington really like? What kind of things did he enjoy? Did you know he was a farmer? Learn more about this great man.
Find out the story behind the man who is famous for saying, "I regret that I have but one life to live for my country."
This is the story of the attack on Fort Henry. The powder was almost exhausted in the fort and they were surrounded. Someone had to risk their life to save the others. A young girl stepped forward. Find out what happened to her.
Why would a young Frenchman risk danger to come to America? He left a life of ease to help us obtain victory. And, he was only 19 years old!
This woman did more for the cause of independence than many men. She couldn't fight, but she became a spy and had many dangerous experiences.
Follow Francis Marion is some of the most daring exploits of the War of Independence. Find out how he got the name of the Swamp Fox.
Who were the Tories? This is the amazing and amusing story of one of Marion's men, MacDonald and how he played a trick on one of the hated Tories.
If you haven't heard the true tale of vrave Sergeant Jasper and his defense of the flag, you are in for a treat.
How did Anthony Wayne get the nickname of Mad Anthony Wayne? Find out how he and his men managed to capture the fort at Stony Point.
You may have heard of Benedict Arnold. Well, Major Andre was the British officer that Arnold planned to hand over West Point to. Find out how God had other plans.
Find out how a little girl was able to save her Dad and family.
The Indians had thought of a very clever plan. Patriot sentries kept disappearing. What was happening to them? See how an observant Patriot solved the mystery
The French people in Kaskaskia didn't pay much attention the War of Independence. That is until George Rogers Clark came to town.
Benjamin Franklin is one of the most interesting people in our history. From poor boy to inventor to helping to win our independence, you'll be inspired by this man's life.
John Sevier had plenty of encounters with Indians. One of the most interesting was when a young girl jumped over the wall of the fort into his arms and he later ended up marrying her!
Eli Whitney had the reputation for being able to make anything. Find out how he helped the men in the South by inventing a machine.
Thomas Jefferson is known for writing the Declaration of Independence, but he accomplished so much more than that. Here is his story
During the War of 1812, Stephen Decatur volunteered to capture the ship The Philadelphis that the Tripolitans had captured and put into use for their own navy. It was a close call. Find out how he and his accomplished this feat.
A two thousand mile journey, Indians along the way, and almost impossible mountains to climb- all with a party of 43 brave men.
This is the hair-raising experience of one determined and brave man who escaped the Indians by running for his life- barefoot and shoeless and no weapons!
Lieutenent Zebulon Pike was a bold young adventurer who when 27 years of age, uncertook to explore the country between Arkansas and the Red Rivers and ended up discovering what is now called Pike's Peak in Colorado.
When the Moore family moved to Ohio in the early 1800's, they faced many hardships. They built a log cabin, hunted for food and game and planted crops. Then their lives were in danger from some Indians. The boys suddenly had an idea. Would it work?
It was during the War of 1812 that the Constitution won her chief glory. Her most remarkable feat was her escape from a British squadron. This is the story of that escape.
This is the exciting story of how the Star Spangled was written and even includes Dolly Madison's escape from the White House duirng the War of 1812.
Congress invited Layfayette back to visit America when he was an old man. His traveling companion was his son, George Washington Layfayette. Americans gave him great honor and turned out to greet him. Find out why.
What were the early railroads like? What would it be like to travel by train to the western lands? See if you can imagine. Travel was so different than it is today.
Andrew Jackson was a young boy during the War of Independence. He was a brave soldier during the War of 1812. He became a hero at the Battle of New Orleans and later became president.
Daniel Webster was a frail little boy who loved to memorize the Bible. He used to One day he saw a handkerchief at the store on which was printed the Constitution of the United States. He saved pennies to be able to purchase it and one day became it's greatest defender.
Henry was a poor boy who rose to a position of power and usefulness. He used his ability of persuasion to bring peace. He said, I'd rather be right than be President.
What was life like on the plantation shortly before the Civil War? See how they would have celebrated Christmas.
John C. Calhoun was in public office for nearly forty years. He was a great leader of the Southern people and advocate of State's rights.
Learn the story of how the Alamo in San Antonio Texas became the scene of one of most heroic conflicts in American history.
What inspired Samuel F. B. Morse to invent the telegraph? Why was it so important? Do you know what the first message passed by telegraph said? Here is the story
It had been the dream of early explorers to find gold but it wasn't until Captain John Sutter moved to California and built a saw mill that gold nuggets were found and rush to California began.
The great rush to the gold fields in California began in 1849. The gold fever broke out and thousands of people headed for the West. Learn about the life of the "forty-niners" as they were called.
When gold was discovered in California, thousands of people moved to the Pacific coast. It took months for letters to get there from the east. Then the Pony Express was established and along with it came danger and excitement for the young boys who made up the Pony Express.
About the time the gold fever struck people, a family named Goodman started from their eastern home to make a new home in the Northwest. This is the exciting story of how their son saved a village!
The story of an escaped slave and how the community helped him to keep his freedom.