A History of Charleston South Carolina

By Tim Lambert Early Charleston The city of Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1670 by English colonists. It was named Charles Town in honor of King Charles II (1660-1685). Soon Charleston was a thriving town and port. The Powder Magazine was built about 1713. However, Charleston was vulnerable to attack because of its position… Continue reading A History of Charleston South Carolina

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 Fairbanks, Alaska

By Tim Lambert Early Fairbanks The story of Fairbanks, Alaska began in 1901 with a trader from Ohio called E T (Elbridge Truman) Barnette (1863-1933). In 1901 Barnette sailed to St Michael, Alaska. He planned to open a trading post at Tanacross. He planned to travel there in a river steamer called the Lavelle Young.… Continue reading A History of Fairbanks, Alaska

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