The Fiery Cross
Friday Fun Facts - 3/8/2013
I finished grating a root and dropped the stub into a jar on the desk. Bloodroot is aptly named; the scientific name is Sanguinaria, and the juice is red, acrid, and sticky. The bowl in my lap was full of oozy, moist shavings, and my hands looked as though I had been disemboweling small animals.
Natural History of North-Carolina
The Natural History of North-Carolina was first published in Dublin by John Brickell following a trip to North Carolina. It is 408 pages about the culture, the flowers and animals found in the state, the history, and medical practices. There are plagiarism accusations that surround the book from a variety of other texts about North Carolina. ^cs
The Virginia Line
"Perhaps the most significant difference of the colonial fighting men was their temperament. The traits that exiled the Scots-Irish to the frontier became sought after attributes in soldiers. Any earlier disaffection for their quick-tempered bravado was lost when the cause of freedom swept through the Provinces." ("Scots and Scotch Irish Frontier Life" - Larry J Hoefling) George Washington's Army: Historical Reenactors of America's 18th Century Heritage
Zoe Vette joins me again as we interview Simon Jackson of the Spirit Bear Coalition! | Zaldors World, Invading your ears
Yes, there is another white bear.The Kermode Bear. It's not a polar bear but in fact it is a rare subspecies of the Black Bear. The beautiful Spirit Bear, aka Ghost Bear, was named after Frank Kermode the former director of the Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The Battle of Alamance The Regulators were the rebels who were against the corruption of backcounty officials and the new taxes. In September 1770, Regulators marched on Hillsborough and waved cow whips and pitch forks. Governor Tryon gathered the militia and marched on Hillsborough against the Regulators. The Regulators then went about fifteen miles southwest of Hillsborough to Alamance Creek. Tryon told the Regulators to leave, and when they didn't, ordered the militia to fire their weapons.