John Howland: How One Pilgrim’s Miracle Rescue Created One of America’s Greatest Family Trees

TweetShareShare   Consider this diverse list of notable Americans: U.S. politicians and leaders H.W., G.W. and Jeb Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sarah Palin Poets Henry Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Actors Humphrey Bogart, Alec and Stephen Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Anthony Perkins and John Lithgow Childcare expert Dr. Benjamin Spock Founder of Mormon religion…

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The Santa Chronicles: The Rise of Sinter Klass (Part 2)

TweetShareShare How did St. Nicholas become Santa Claus? It’s an important part of the real history of Santa Claus. In part 1, we investigated the humble beginnings of a devout bishop from southern Turkey known as Nicholas. His generous deeds were legendary. Now let’s dive into the European chapter that sets up the myths and…

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Pilgrims, the Mayflower and Squanto: The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Pilgrim Thanksgiving

TweetShareShare    This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day we gather for turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes and pie. We’ll congregate with friends and family, watch football and hunt Black Friday specials. Most of us will share gratitude for something or someone. But in 1621, the first Thanksgiving feast happened for none of…

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