Troopers William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-29-18

Troopers were historically neither police nor mere enlisted soldiers as they are colloquially called in the United States. They were soldiers in cavalry regiments. The word comes from the French troupier.

Troopers William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-29-18

Troopers William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-29-18

Wilkes Barre William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-28-18

The issue of the day when Wilkes Barre, Pa. was founded in 1769  was the infamous and oppressive Stamp Act. This required things printed in the Colonies be produced on paper from London carrying an embossed revenue stamp.

The Stamp Act was hated. It gave us the slogan “No taxation without representation.”

Its loudest opponents in British Parliament were John Wilkes and Isaac Barre.

From them comes the city’s name.

Wilkes Barre William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-28-18

Wilkes Barre William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-28-18

Battle of Krasnobrod William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-27-18

The Battle of Krasnobrod was a cavalry battle between the Poles and the Nazis. It occurred on Sept. 23, 1939. The Poles won capturing Gen. Rudolph Koch-Erpach.

Battle of Krasnobrod William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-27-18

Battle of Krasnobrod

 

Sarah Josepha Hale William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-22-18

How could you have not heard of Sarah Josepha Hale? She wrote a poem that every child who speaks English knows, a poem that will be forever remembered as the first audio ever artificially recorded when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. Yes, Mrs. Hale is the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb.

What is less known is that she is the person likely most responsible for making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Her crusading finally reached a willing ear on President Lincoln in 1863. Mrs. Hale lived on Locust Street in Philadelphia.

Sarah Josepha Hale William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-22-18

Sarah Josepha Hale William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-22-18

Indian Yellow William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-21-18

Indian yellow was a popular 19th century paint pigment that was banned after claims that it came from the urine of cows fed only mango leaves in India. The powers-that-be at the time thought was inhumane as it left the cows malnourished.

Indian Yellow William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-21-18

Indian Yellow William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-21-18