This month in history

June 14, 1775 – The first U.S. Military service, the Continental Army consisting of six companies of riflemen, was established by the Second Continental Congress. The next day, George Washington was appointed by a unanimous vote to command the army.…

Frank “Buddy” Ebsen

Biography Courtesy of Wikipedia Buddy Ebsen was an American actor and dancer whose career spanned seven decades. His most famous role was as Jed Clampett in the CBS television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, which ran from 1962 to 1971. Early…

Snippets in Time

March 15, 1858: After fighting American troops for almost 25 years, Billy Bowlegs, the Seminole chief who led the resistance to relocation in the Second and Third Seminole Wars, and his followers agree to go to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).…

Prominent women of American history

Elizabeth Glover (c. 1600-1643) Elizabeth owned the first printing company in America. Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) Anne was a poet of the 17th Century. Henrietta Johnston (c. 1633-1729) Henrietta was an artist. Abigail Adams (1744-1818) She was the wife of President…

People Making History

Hernando Cortes Hernando Cortes was born in 1485 into a noble family in Spain (he is sometimes called Hernan). Cortes was an educated man and for a time he studied law at Salamanca University. In 1504 when he was 19…

Way Back When

October 26, 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford Shuman moved into their new home on N. Jefferson, the recently purchased Stephens duplex. October 26, 1948 Jefferson County has 46 students enrolled at Florida State University. October 26, 1958 William Anderson has…

History for May

Aboriginal History for May May 14, 1607: Jamestown, VA, the first permanent English colony in North America, is founded in the heart of the Powhatan chiefdom. At first, the colonists, decimated by sickness and starvation, depend on Indians for survival.…