A History of Boston

By Tim Lambert 17th Century Boston Boston was founded in 1630 by English Puritans fleeing religious persecution. On 29 March 1630, a fleet of 11 ships carrying 700 people sailed from England to Massachusetts. They were led by John Winthrop (1588-1649). At first, the people settled at Charlestown, which had been founded the year before.… Continue reading A History of Boston

A History of Chicago

By Tim Lambert The Foundation of Chicago The history of Chicago begins in the year 1673. In that year two Frenchmen, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet arrived in the area. (The name Chicago is derived from a Native American word of uncertain meaning, checagou). However, the French did not settle the area. The first non-indigenous… Continue reading A History of Chicago

A History of Colorado

By Tim Lambert Early Colorado The first people in Colorado arrived about 12,000 years ago. At first, they lived mainly by hunting mammoths. But mammoths became extinct and bison became the main source of food. The Spanish introduced horses into North America and in the late 17th century horses had reached Colorado and transformed hunting.… Continue reading A History of Colorado

A History of Georgia

By Tim Lambert Early Georgia Before Europeans arrived the Cherokee lived in northern Georgia. The Creek lived further south. The first European to visit the area was a Spaniard named Hernando de Soto in 1540. In 1566 the Spanish settled on St Catherines Island. However, after the English attacks, the Spanish abandoned their settlements. Then… Continue reading A History of Georgia

A History of Juneau

By Tim Lambert The Foundation of Juneau Juneau was founded by two men named Joseph Juneau (1833-1899) and Richard Harris (1833-1907). They discovered gold in 1880 and prospectors flocked to the area. At first, the new town was called Harrisburg but it was soon renamed Rockwell then Juneau. Within a year it had a population… Continue reading A History of Juneau