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Tom Hanway

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since 8/31/04

01/28/2017 21:03:52 View Tom Hanway's MP3 Archive View Tom Hanway's Photo Albums View Tom Hanway's Blog Reply with Quote

This number came up, serendipitously, and I recognized it for what it was, then remembered studying history at Andover: History 35 it was called.  I didn't get honors, but upon transferring to a public school back home, I got a 92 on my first test without reading a textbook or having been privy to the New York state teacher's curriculum.  Go figure? Andover, it was the best education before Hampshire, which got me into local and regional styles of folk music, although I concentrated in Legal Studies.  I decided to follow my heart, and sing the blues.  I love the blues!

Here's the link to some funny American history:


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chuckv97Players Union Member

25004 posts since 10/5/13

01/28/2017 21:23:23 View chuckv97's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Good stuff, Tom. Here's what happened in Canada in 1783 (long before it became a nation in 1867)

"Treaty of Paris gives Americans fishing rights off Newfoundland.
The success of the rebellious 13 American colonies leaves the British with the poorest remnants of their New World empire and the determination to prevent a second revolution. However, they have to accommodate the roughly 50,000 refugees from the American Revolution who settle in Nova Scotia and the upper St. Lawrence. These United Empire Loyalists soon begin to agitate for the political and property rights they had previously enjoyed in the thirteen colonies.
British North America consists of the colonies and territories of the British Empire in continental North America after the end of the American Revolutionary War and the recognition of American independence.
More than 5,000 Black People leave the United States to live in the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario. Having sided with the British during the American War of Independence, they come to Canada as United Empire Loyalists, some as free men and some as slaves. Although promised land by the British, they receive only varying amounts of poor-quality land, and, in fact, some receive none at all.
In Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Rose Fortune becomes Canada's first policewoman.
The border between Canada and the U.S. is accepted from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake of the Woods.
In the area around the mouth of the Saint John River, those who fled the thirteen American colonies by 1783 are called United Empire Loyalists. Those who arrived after 1783 were called Late Loyalists.
Pennsylvania Germans begin moving into southwestern Ontario."

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mike gregory

United States
44495 posts since 12/14/05

01/29/2017 03:58:49View mike gregory's MP3 Archive View mike gregory's Photo Albums View mike gregory's Blog Reply with Quote

I see that the hostilities ended in FEB, but the last British troops didn't haul away until November.

Sure must have been an uncomfortable situation, ten months as a defeated invader, having to obtain food from the locals, and not being allowed to shoot them if they were rude.

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United States
2486 posts since 2/22/09

01/29/2017 22:20:52View Tommy5's MP3 Archive View Tommy5's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

True Mike but a third of the colonist were British friends , a third Patriots, a third indifferent, and they did speak English, afterward they were probably headed to the West Indies to fight the French and Spanish, all the big money was there in the sugar plantations,

Edited by - Tommy5 on 01/29/2017 22:22:27

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1148 posts since 6/5/11

01/31/2017 14:48:07 View Owen's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Don't know how widespread the practice is, but a dude down in the FL. mobile home park had a small cairn and plaque on his lot: "On This Spot in August of 1658 Nothing Happened."   [The date could be wrong, but the gist is correct.]

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banjo bill-e

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6589 posts since 2/22/07


01/31/2017 14:52:26View banjo bill-e's MP3 Archive View banjo bill-e's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

How would he know?

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1148 posts since 6/5/11

01/31/2017 14:59:27 View Owen's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Dunno, Bill...I never spoke to the guy... maybe it was there when he bought the place??  devil

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United States
22611 posts since 7/22/07

01/31/2017 22:08:12View dmiller's MP3 Archive View dmiller's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

1783 was 88 years before my great grandfather decided to leave France because the Treaty of Frankfurt which ceded Alsace Lorraine to Germany and he (Michael Miller) didn't want to live under German rule.  So he moved to the USA, and helped rebuild Chicago after that big fire they had.  The rest is history!  approve

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NelsPlayers Union Member

United States
4717 posts since 12/10/12

02/01/2017 03:52:26View Nels's MP3 Archive View Nels's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

My wife's paternal line-Henry Hartman-had moved from Frederick, Maryland to the what would become Hampshire county West Virginia in 1780. He obtained a Lord Fairfax land grant and by 1783 had to pay for it a second time when Virginia seized all of Lord Fairfax land.


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