Old Artifacts from Early Settlers

How old is old?  Well, it may depend on who or what you are talking about, but when it comes to museums, this one has some of the oldest artifacts from early Europeans settlers that you will see in the country

Studying Graves from Over 400 Years Ago

They are some of the oldest graves of Europeans settlers you can find in this nation.  It’s Steven’s job to study those burials to tell us more about life 400 years ago…

Seaman’s Bethel

You’ll find many churches in New Bedford, Massachusetts, but you’ll have to look far and wide to find one with a history quite like this one.  It was just a simple chapel but it made its way into novels and movies and still draws many visitors today…

A Ship Called Dartmouth

The ship’s name was the Dartmouth.  When it took a cargo of whale oil to England no one perhaps thought much of it.  However, what the Dartmouth loaded as a return cargo for the American colonies made history…

How Things Change

Did you ever leave home for a while, then return and find that lots had changed?  That was commonplace in this town.  Men would head to work only to return and find their family and town was much different than it was when they departed…

A Nantucket Sleigh Ride

It’s called a Nantucket sleigh ride.  Sounds like a nice winter ride, but it’s actually far from a peaceful dash through the snow.  For the person in the sleigh was not on the land, and their chances of surviving the ride were very doubtful…

A Cash Crop Not Grown in Soil

If you made good revenue from a field you might call it your “cash crop.” Here the cash crop doesn’t grow in the soil, but rather in the water…

A One-Time Thanksgiving

We often trace our Thanksgiving holiday back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony.  It’s true they did have a feast of thanksgiving, but it seems to have been a one time event – an event about which we have very few clues…

The Oldest Museum in the Nation

Where is the oldest museum in the nation?  You might guess New York or Washington, D.C., but the town is much smaller, yet still very significant in American history…

The Mayflower II

The original Mayflower that sailed with 102 Pilgrims back in 1620 is long gone.  But another ship by the same name still occupies a place on the Plymouth coastline…

An Accidental Landing Spot

Today we associate the Pilgrims with the town of Plymouth, MA.  However, the landing spot was a bit accidental…

The Ship Available to Sail

It just happened to be a ship that was available to sail, but the ship that was chosen is still known by us all today.  Its name – The Mayflower.

The Value of Whaling

The residents of this city were so wealthy,wholesale jerseys their annual per capita income was the equivalent of purchasing two homes in the town.  It may take you awhile to guess the identify of that place…

A Good Place To Hide

A slave escaping his master needed a good place to hide. StLouisRamsJerseysOnline Perhaps that what made this job perfect for those willing to accept the risks of dangerous profession…

A Different Kind of Oil Industry

Oil has long been big business for certain areas of the country.  Two centuries ago this city was known for oil, although it was much different than what you might think of today…

Century Year Old Vines

It’s hard to imagine a farm growing a crop from vines that are over a century old.  But that’s exactly the case here.  Some of the plants that first began producing in the 1800s are still providing a great crop each year.  We visit the largest cranberry producer in the world…

Flooding Out the Crops

Most farmers want to avoid a flood that drenches their crops.  Here, it’s just part of the process to keep the vines growing and getting the crop out of the field.  We’ll visit the largest grower of this produce known for the holidays…

Growing Bountiful Crops

It’s hard to image that a place once known for mining iron would become an area that later was recognized for growing bountiful crops, but that’s exactly what happen here.  And thanks to that fact, you may just get one of your favorite holiday dishes…

The Origins of Thanksgiving

Each November we celebrate Thanksgiving in this country.  But how did we get the annual holiday?  While it may have begun with the Pilgrims, the story of how and why it became our yearly event is one that played our over a couple of centuries…

A One-Time Feast

We often trace our Thanksgiving holiday back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony.  It’s true they did have a feast of thanksgiving, but it seems to have been a one time event – an event about which we have very few clues…