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Fort Frederica

Fort Frederica

Part of the fun of travel is discovering nuggets of history not taught in school. In 1735 early settlers of Georgia built Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island to protect Georgia and the Colonies to the north against the Spaniards who were already established in Florida. The fort was heavily supplied by the British crown. Six years later more than 3,000 Spanish troops landed in 52 vessels and were defeated by the British troops. Thus, Georgia remained a British Colony….

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A Little History Lesson

A Little History Lesson

In my lifetime I’ve seen the phrase “under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. That fall when we went back to school, we were proud to say the pledge every morning. It felt good to acknowledge the fact we were under God. It served as a centering thought before we began our studies. Then within eight short years, prayer was ruled out as a standard practice in schools with the Supreme Court…

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