War Begins

How did the American Revolution start? What happened afterwards? This article transcribed by me for the blog in Centennial Gregg discusses some of these events. Attachment: war-begins.pdf

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John Adams: In Favor of Independence

Daniel Webster delivered a speech in Boston on August 2, 1826 as a celebration of the lives of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who had both died on July 4, 1826, 50 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. The complete speech can be found in his book Daniel Webster for Young Americans: The…

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The Son

The city of Dana Point in Southern California was named after American politician and lawyer Richard Henry Dana, who described the area in his book Two Years Before the Mast. The following essay from the book The Idle Man was transcribed by me in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-son.pdf

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The Dog

From his book Nature Near Home and Other Papers, here is a description of a dog by American naturalist John Burroughs, transcribed by me in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-dog.pdf

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An Island is Born

Surtsey is a volcanic island located off the southern coast of Iceland, and it is the southernmost point of the country. It was formed in a volcanic eruption below sea level in 1963. This article, here transcribed in Centennial Gregg by me, explains what happened. Attachment: an-island-is-born.pdf

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Strange Friends

This is a very touching story about a lioness and an unexpected visitor, here transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: strange-friends.pdf

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