May 23, 2017

Today in History: Valley Forge

Today in History–September 26–the Library of Congress features Valley Forge. On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress was forced to flee when British troops marched into the city of Philadelphia. The Continental Army under General George Washington spent the winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania while British troops held Philadelphia. Find out more about this difficult season during the American Revolution by visiting  the Today in History section, then click the links below to uncover … [Read more...]

Today in History: Johnny Appleseed

Today in History–September 26–the Library of Congress features Johnny Appleseed, born Jonathan Chapman on this day in 1775. Chapman earned his nickname because he planted nurseries and individual apple trees across 100,000 square miles of wilderness and prairie in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section and visiting the links below. Jonathan Chapman brief bio from America’s Library "Johnny Appleseed - A Pioneer Hero" … [Read more...]