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salote, fagaitua high school [07-25-2008]
I am a lover of truth in history and our constitution.
Steven Helsel, 29, Fowler, IN [07-19-2008]
I voted for the very first time in 1952--for Gen. Eisenhower. I was so proud! In a few months now I will be voting for a new president, who will be the 15th "new" Commander-in-Chief for whom I will be voting. And I am still so very proud of my beloved country! I have lived thru some tumultuous years, being born in 1930, but America always came out on top in all the crises we have lived through. The past [almost] eight years are definitely *not* ones to be proud of, but we will overcome the horror that started on Sept. ll, 2001 and I know America will begin to heal in earnest after January 20, 2009 ! *AgelessAnnie*
Lorraine O'Connor [07-19-2008]
John Whipple, Hartford,CT St. Augustine [07-19-2008]
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lilian, 40 years london [07-18-2008]
Great, great Grandson of Anne Marie Barry Peak. Great Bio on Commodore Barry - listed on a photo in my possession as Admiral Barry & Anne Marie Barry Peak as his Niece.
Robert L. Osmond [07-17-2008] »»»
it was realy a nice time in my life.family and friends were a lot closer back then. some good and not so good memories. hope to here from somebody from the old school.
RICK LAZARO, remember freddies steak shop [07-17-2008] »»»
As a native Philadelphian, born in Pennsylvania hospital, my brother and sister look back on the days when we lived near Independence Hall. We played inside, played in the little playground next to Betsy Ross House in the garden, climbed the belfry ladder in St. Joseph's church and went through all the historical sites when growing up in the 1940's. Today all is locked up but believe it or not we used to get on the bannister in Independence Hall and slide down. My sister took off her shoe and always tried to make the liberty bell ring by banging on it and we told the gauard that our father could fix the crack in the liberty bell because he brought home a soldering iron and put together some bike parts. We toured there about 10 years ago and told this National Park Service guard, who was from West Virginia about this and she did not believe a word of it. What a fool. I remember the days when nobody moved to Philadelphia and if you met somebody you asked what parish they were from or what neighborhood-- not another city or state. Today Philadelphia still retains its old charm and in spite of the new comers and the dilletants in center city, its still a city of local patriots, who like steak sandwiches with onions, eat pretzels off the streets and take the mummers parade seriously each year.
Andrew Betancourt, now in San Francisco [07-15-2008] »»»
Ilove histerey its my favrit subject in school
sarah, 9yearsold [07-15-2008] »»»
Seeking any info on my 5th great G-father JASPER MOYLAN, half bro to Gen. Stephen Moylan. And info on my 5th great uncle Commodore JOHN BARRY, and his sister ELEANOR (my 5th great G-Mom). Jaume Rivell
Jaume Rivell, Bucks Co. born, currently in Va Beach [07-15-2008]
edwina foreman, 3804 Cord Circle - Norman, Ok. 73072 [07-15-2008]
just wanna say thank you to this site! it has helped me in so many ways through out my years in school and now through my second simester @ hudson valley. thank you
alfred arroyo cruz [07-10-2008]
I will be like a kid in a candy shop.
P.M. S.M., cannot wait to visit in person [07-10-2008] »»»
wonderful site,i need information on books Cuaderno Yerbal and Habitacion del Navio.Thank youˇ Thank you ˇ
martha di matteo, The declaration of independence [07-09-2008]
I am probably related to the "Father of the Navy" distantly. My family came here from Rosscommon County Ireland around the turn of the 20th century. My family has a history of serving on Fire Departments. My father also served in the Navy. After turning 34 years old, I looked into joining the Naval Reserve. I had age, experience and a college degree. They offered me E3 status. I guess they were not in need of older candidates. Jon W. Barry Lt. Wheeling Fire Dept.
Jon William Barry, 44 years old, Wheeling WV [07-08-2008] »»»
anthony joseph bellina
Would love, love, love to see more and clearer photos of the old streets and houses from the early 1940's from the Northern Liberties section of the city. I've visited Phillyhistory.org but some of the the photos are very dark. My grandparents lived at 309 N. Fairmount Avenue and me and my parents lived at 622 N. 5th Street.
Sandra Tafler, Age 65 (lived in Philly since age 2, started in Northern Liberties, then moved to Oxford Circle, then to Welsh Road area and will settle in 2009 on the site of the former Byberry site.) [07-07-2008] »»»
Kyle Park, MD [07-07-2008]
I would like to find out if anyone knows or knows how to track the lineage of either Lewis or Robert Morris. One of their sons was William Morris, the direct decendant/great-grandfather of my grandmother, Effie Morris. It would mean a lot, thanks!
Chris Hawkins-Morris, 54, descendant of Morris [07-06-2008]
Mr. William Tyler Page was called Mr. Fourth of July because of his many patriotic speeches he gave to the american people with energy and excitement because he believed in what america stands for then and today. As I watch the magnificant fireworks in all their glory, I'm reminded of the sacrifices men and women have made to keep United States of America free and to protect it against all enemies. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Elizabeth Page Lewis, Granddaughter of the Composer of The American's Creed [07-06-2008]
Great website with rich and valuable information!
Kevin, 18, Colorado [07-06-2008]
It's the Fourth of July, America, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! God bless the Founding Fathers for making this possible. It took a LOT of courage to sign your names to that document, the Declaration of Independence. How many, today, would do the same, under the same conditions? Not many, that's for sure.
Barry Fleckmann, Toms River, N.J. [07-06-2008] »»»
When I read the Mayflower Compact and realize that I am decendend from two of the signers, William Bradford and Frances Cooke, it makes me so proud. God Bless America! Father, please do not take your hand of protection from our Nation. My forefathers made a covenant with You. Lord, help us and forgive us.
Donna McNaught, Age 59 Sun City, CA [07-04-2008] »»»
i am very interested in UShistory. this is a great country!
Wei Zhang, 23,WuHan,Hubei,China [07-04-2008]
Great site about our US history. Makes me want to learn more about the history of our great country. Thanks, Matt
i like this website but i think that you should put something on here on why was it important that the declaration of independence was written here.
kacey, 16, stone mountain georgia [07-03-2008]
Pls add me to our free email list I need bios and burials of all 56 signers of dec of indep
Jerry G Lee, age 57 [07-03-2008]
Thanks for the site! n.n I'm trying to get ready for US history for next year.
Julia, 14 [07-03-2008]
You know, the information I read about the American Revolution on your site really opened my eyes to how we got here. I'm ashamed to admit that I really didn't know much of what I read here. Your site has really inspired me to learn more about the strugles of our fore fathers. Thank you.
Grateful Patriot [07-03-2008] »»»
my thoughts are with you always may the lord bless you undertake 4you always in his care
liane davies, age 30 city tredegar [07-01-2008]
This is a great website for people who love american history.
Dave Marlette [06-29-2008]
SgtMaj JG Doty USMC Retired [06-26-2008]
In case it isn't known in Philadelphia. When General Forbes came there,he made his Headquaters in the Penn Slate-Roofed House. The Famous Bookbinders Resturant was also here. The last time I was there it was a Park near the City Tavern.The General died in that house and his funeral started from there,with cannon fire till he was interned. Why has Pa.neglected this man,since he showed the devotion needed to get a great task completed in driving the French from the Forks of the Ohio
Old Hikemaster [06-25-2008]
this sight helps a lot thank u
Ana B., 16 from sacramento [06-25-2008]
I enjoyed the site and was pleasantly surprised to find information that contributed to my ancestry search. The article - Old-Time Drinking Places in Philadelphia BY JOHN IRVING DILLON I located my great, great granfather Dennis McGowan in this article. Now what I would like is more information on the Tavern. It was a great lead though. Thank you.
Gabrielle Belmont [06-25-2008] »»»
US hisroty is the best. Learning about how we all got here and what our forefathers sacrificed for us is phenomenal!
KWilliams, 15, Quarryville, Pa [06-25-2008]
Wonderful to know that traditions are passed from generation to generation.
Joelly [06-24-2008] »»»
This site is very interesting, eapecially for people who love history.
I fought,marched and others died for your freedom cause,this was expected of us. Pearl Harbor Survivor, WAKE-UP AMERICA.
joe mieleszko, age 87, North Hatfield,MA [06-23-2008]
I found a piece of currency that I thought might be valuable. My grandfather was a coin collector, leading me to believe that it might have some value. I was able to find inforamtion on it quickly on your web site, as a counterfeit! Thank you! it was a bank note from 1840, $1000.00 denomination, pictured on your web site. Thank you for making this quick and painless!
Beth, Plano Texas [06-23-2008] »»»
I really enjoyed the "Electric Franklin" part of your site -- outstanding! My new favorite quote of his - "Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise." :P
Katra Holstein [06-23-2008]
Robert Hammer, Age 65, Germantown, TN [06-23-2008]
i have been told throughout my life, Benjamin Franklin is my 7th generation grandfather, i am checking it out myself.. it is very interesting.
alisha, 29 sacramento [06-23-2008]
that it was good info to learn today
We are homeschoolers and your site serves us well. Thank you!
Leah Rosato [06-19-2008]
What a wonderful site! Everything we needed to know for our upcoming tour was included here! The pictures included with each entry were great! I especially liked the bulleted information at the bottom of each entry that gave everything you needed to know in the same location on every entry. What an awesome job on this site! Kudos to those who created it and keep it updated! Thanks so much!
Lisa Hardman, 43 yrs. old, Elmer, NJ; planning to visit w/ 2 children ages 4 and 11 [06-19-2008] »»»
Wallace Verner Prescott-Junior, Brigham 64 [06-19-2008]
Thank you for having a site that helps us to know more about our country!
Michelle Cole, 25, Seattle, WA [06-18-2008]
i love it!
I have always been interested in History, today I am proud to be a part of the History of this great nation. I intend to display the historical facts of Independence, hence my visit to your cite.
ivy armstrong, Pembroke Pines (Jamaican) [06-17-2008]
I found more sights to see than originally planned and hope to have a wonderful visit this summer!
Michelle Anderson, Waco, Texas [06-16-2008] »»»
Milton Bakeman [06-16-2008]
After doing my heritage I found out that Benjamin Franklin is one of my uncles. His brother James was my grandfather. I can't find where James is buried. Could you please let me know if he is buried in your cemetary. I am the 7th generation and my grandmother was a Franklin. Any help you can give me i would appreciate. Thank you Judy
Judy Dunlap [06-13-2008] »»»
paul, 5794 [06-12-2008]
I was just going to look up one thing on this site but then I became so interestered in all the articles that I tried to read everything.
anonymous, senior from Charleston, S.C. [06-11-2008]
This is a great resource for educators.
Luis Ruben Alarcon [06-09-2008]
kelly voigt [06-07-2008]
Born Birmingham Alabama to U.S Army soldier. Lived all over Europe and Eastern seaboard and I thought I knew every American Flag there was well I was wrong. Thank You!
Sherri LuAnn Sloan, Age 48 years [06-07-2008]
Travis Schade, 36, Grayling, MI [06-07-2008]
I really like American History. It's the only thing I can really focus on at school and I can't read a book on another subject!
Shannon, I'm 16 from Springfield, MA [06-05-2008]
someone [06-05-2008] »»»
Great website. I really got a lot of imformation off of this.
Nicki Bois [06-04-2008]
I think Philadelphia is very interesting. I've now learned as a student who took the tour of colonial time Philadelphia there is more to Philly than shops and stores!
Ajahnique Dandy, 7th Grade student! [06-03-2008] »»»
desiree, 52 years old [06-03-2008]
We the People of the United States,in order to form a more perfect Union,establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
JawanDouglas, 9 [06-02-2008] »»»
Excellent website with great links to each of the many historical sites in Philadelphia. Very helpful to me in preparation for a trip to the city.
Ray Lockwood, Retired U.S. History teacher [06-02-2008] »»»
i love it! it is so cooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllll!
anonymous [06-02-2008] »»»
The Liberty Bell is a great way to keep intouch of our past. I really like the fact you guys take your time to honor the bell that some people think that they have the right to call it names and yet you guys just stay in your seats and deal with it. Some people even say, "Oh, it's just a dumb old bell! "
Alexxis Luke [06-01-2008]
this is a great website!
Gugu [05-29-2008] »»»
Were is the liberty bell located
the united states is a great nation,her history is interesting to chinese people,i think that,the two great country are both the presious treasure of human being histories.i am very glad to see that we can joint our hands together cross the pacific.
SAMURAIRETRO, Beijing,China [05-28-2008] »»»
I always wondered about the name of the French finacier's that helped the infant United States. I have never found the name in any encyclopedia, or history book. There was one dictionary that had Stephen Girard listed in it. It's nice to know we have the same last name. It's nice to know about Girard College as well. Thank you for posting this web site.
Teresa Girard [05-28-2008] »»»
stacy [05-28-2008] »»»
nick, 12 [05-28-2008] »»»
his rocks keep it up.
chelsey, new richmond, ohio [05-28-2008]
Just reflecting on this day of a friend that died in Veitnam . James ( Butch ) Lawing His name is on memorial wall in Charlotte, N.C. God Bless all verterns that paid the highest price .
Don Bryant, Age : 63 Charlotte, N.C. [05-27-2008] »»»
My ten year old son wants to visit historic sights, we are going to see the Liberty Bell.
yo yo yo ! you rock dudes
anonymous [05-23-2008] »»»
this website is so cool it helped me get a good grade on my report thanks to whoever created this it's awesome
marisa, 10 middltown ohio [05-23-2008]
Benjamin E. Schildmeyer [05-23-2008]
steve donohoe [05-23-2008] »»»
We would really like to see "West River Drive" brought back. There must be 10,000 martin luther king drives in the US. MLK had absolutely nothing to do with the West River Drive. And, it is such a prettier name, also.
Barbara, West Deptford, NJ [05-22-2008] »»»
thankz i luv this site its so kewl
Hannah Wallace [05-22-2008]
I think ushistory.org is a great sight to look up imformation about history.
anonymous, Cass City [05-22-2008]
Hello! I'm Ivan Sokolov and now I is student whoes dream is working in usa. I'm programmer and I gradueted in this year. And so whot? I does'nt have money to make a travel to the USA. And I would try to make new friends in Amerika! I believe, if a man have an a dream to make his own life some more intresting and find this own path in world, - I should try. Now my only tasks to reach my dream is 1) find new friends 2) earn money for my travel and first time in USA So... if you want be my new friend contact me to email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can help me some faster pick up money, my wmz is Z134857399917 Please, help me I really need it!
ivanko985, I wount be happy! [05-22-2008]
I am glad I found this site. I will revisit and refer to it often, particularly prior to my visits to Philadelphia. Please consider adding Thomas Paine's Common Sense to the list of documents that all citizens should read. This document served the critical role of logically proposing revolution to the general public. Thank you.
Harry Benson [05-21-2008] »»»
I love the area!
Chris Coppa, Staten Island,NY [05-21-2008] »»»
Im going to vist everything May 22, 2008. Im so excited!
Kiana, School Trip [05-20-2008] »»»
I Love This website it has every thing
history is amazing to me and i love the jonas brothers and my nail polish! omg oomg omg oomg
anonymous [05-20-2008] »»»
My intrest is Brig.General John Forbes and the Expedition to Fort Duquesne in 1758. He is Buried in Christ Church in Phildelphia. The problem is Letters say he was buried in the Chancel,others say in the Churchyard. I have been to both,and only a Marker in the wall.Several years ago they found graves under the church floor.Is there more info on this?
how did you take the time to make all the pages!? the site is toooo long!
ERIN, 10 [05-20-2008] »»»
Bailey, 10 [05-20-2008] »»»
I love the years I never lived in when men and women lived for God and loved wisdom. I love the fear of God and rebuke and reproof of Christ.
Preston J Wesner, 26 year old servent of God through Christ Jesus [05-19-2008] »»»
I just went to the Whispering Bench" yesterday....pretty cool.
Gus, Philly [05-19-2008] »»»
Kelsi ann McAfee, my age is 14 [05-19-2008]
Robert Morris,Signer of the Declaration if Independence, amongst other significant contributions to Colonial America, is supposedly my 28th Great-Grandfather. I would like to correspond with any of "my" relatives.
Gayle, Interested in genealogy. [05-18-2008]
I have written 8 Books on Forbes Road of 1758 each under the Title The Hikemaster's Guide to the Forbes Roads they take the Roads from Carlisle to the Point Park in Pittsburg. I say Roads,they changed the route many times later to get the best. the 1758 Road was built as best they could with the time they had to do so. J.P.Finnigan AKA The Old Hikemaster
John Finnigan, A Forbes Road Historian [05-18-2008]
Anju Mittal [05-18-2008]
i think this is a gr8 guestbook outstanding god blessings
liane davies, age 30 tredegar sw uk [05-18-2008]
Your home page is very very good and well done.
Ganesh Neuapne, I am 25 Year old and Katmandu, Nepal [05-18-2008]
Glenn H. Limbaugh, 420 months 2weeks 1day 14hrs 46min and 30seconds [05-15-2008]
Thank You for the link to your simple, yet exceptional page of Thomas Paine and his works. One of the most underrated and often unfairly dismissed of the founding fathers, his words and thoughts are not only relevant, but needed in our lifetime, perhaps as much as they were during his own.
B. Thomas [05-15-2008]
Steph, Love this website [05-15-2008] »»»
anonymous [05-15-2008] »»»
i dont like this place it is boring and not fun you need more videos bye love u
this is a very good site thanx for making it! :)
dave, im 11! 2008 [05-14-2008]
Gary A. Gibson Jr., 32, U.S. Navy Veteren, K.C. MO. [05-14-2008]
Pink, hawaii ♥ [05-14-2008] »»»
America is our home!
Justin, Redmond, WA [05-14-2008]
need more info on independence hall. can u give me that
Naiya Willis-Hogan, 9 [05-14-2008] »»»
Melanie Eastburn [05-14-2008] »»»
Thanks for providing information for my final project in Government class! These recources are of great need to me!
JORDAN, Senior: Folsom High School, Folsom CA [05-14-2008]
This thing is off the hook!
Mikayla [05-14-2008] »»»
wendy, 16, el paso, tx [05-13-2008]
I like your site. I do like the fact that you have these items out there for a reasonable price. They are wonderful teaching tools for our children. Thank you.
Carol Longworth, Staples, Minnesota [05-12-2008]
who created and placed the john barry statue in front of hall of indepencence in philadelphia? i've been there a hundred+ times and i've seen his grave, his bridge, etc... but i never realized that he stood there...all alone without an explanation to the rest of the world.
joan murphy [05-12-2008] »»»
Naiya Willis-Hogan [05-12-2008] »»»
keep the american spirit fight for our american freedom. never let illegal foreigners take over our country or otherwise the future for america will be in jeopardy.
Raul Flores, age 34 winter spring florida [05-12-2008] »»»
Fantastic site. It really helped me get ready to come to Philadelphia in June. I can hardly wait to share it with my granddaughter. She will love your website as well as the historical sites we plan to see. Thank you soooooo much for your offerings at this website and for the video.
Niyati Brown, Hawaii [05-12-2008] »»»
not enough true confederate information what a shame! nothing but pure united states misinformation about our own government. I see nothing but propaganda that blind americans can see everyday, but have no idea what is really going on. how sad this will not be posted!
jada, willow grove [05-12-2008]
best site ever! it helps me with my AP US History (APUSH)
Cyotee Alex Black III [05-09-2008] »»»
brian laman [05-09-2008]
this site is boring
sarah, 8 years old [05-09-2008]
Great information and website!
i live in philadelphia, i think its a ice VIOLENT place. i live in east oak lane. my friend say KILLADELPHIA all should rally try to clean up its act. my brother was jumped and robbed.
anonymous, philadelphia [05-08-2008] »»»
Kaylyn Cox [05-08-2008]
anonymous [05-07-2008] »»»
long & boring
anonymous [05-07-2008] »»»
I was there in March of '05. Great experience, and I pocketed a small rock from the cellar as a souvenir. Don't forget the Mutter Museum while in Philly.
Dan [05-07-2008] »»»
so I'm pretty sure, Amy rules
AMY!, bms! [05-07-2008]
sam [05-07-2008] »»»
i really like your site, and since i am home schooled this site has really helped my reports all of them are A,and Bs maybe a C+ but they are all good thankx 2 U luvin it
Hannah Wallace, 14 ny [05-07-2008]
sorry about the last one i sent with tinkerbell* that was totally my little brother he wrote it i think this website ROCKS so keep up the good work (you should make a chatting thing on this so people can chat) luvin, Tinkerbell*
Tinkerbell*, i luv horses and i am almost 14 [05-07-2008]
this website stinks
Tinkerbell*, poo [05-07-2008]
its a really education website
jennifer, 11 im a girl [05-06-2008]
Thank You Dr. Jacquelyn C. Franklin, for everything. We need more educators like you.
Janice D. Porter, Student of Dr. J. Franklin JSU [05-06-2008]
Having visited the USA on many occasions I never fail to be suprised by how much history both our countris share. Nowdays, sometimes I feel more at home in the USA than I do in England !You still have Miles, gallons, a "similar" language ! without any European influence (A true Englishman will never be European !) I look forward to many more visits to your wonderful country, the next being in the Autumn of this year to visit New England.
steve massey, Manchester England [05-05-2008] »»»
Allow people to copy picitures for reports.
Payton, 11 Westminster [05-05-2008] »»»
Hailey A [05-05-2008] »»»
anonymous [05-05-2008] »»»
I am gonna be so cool after i tell my friends about this site(nerd)
shaun higgaboble [05-05-2008] »»»
I lived in Gloucester, New Jersey from 1947 through 1960, until I was 14 years old. My Uncle Jim Cassidy, who lived in Rittenhouse Square in Philly while he was alive and who was a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep (my father, John McDonald, graduate from Prep with Uncle Jim) played the organ at High Mass every Sunday at St. Joseph's in Willings Alley. I remember those joyous Easter mornings when Jim Cassidy would pound out those organ cantatas. I can't tell you why I visited the website. Something I read this morning in the Sunday New York Times made me think of St. Joseph's.
John McDonald, Vancouver, Washington--age 60 [05-05-2008] »»»
Charla Connelley [05-05-2008]
this sight is awesome
ashley, hey [05-05-2008]
my early ancestors arrived in jamestown village, ve back in 1607 and those wonderful genes or dna have lit my freedom fire the last 80 years. and i wear a 1776 tattoo on one ankle to honor them too, because they set the stage for every worthwhile american and american benefits to the world at large...and they rewarded me with a surprise astral visit one night in my garden grove, ca home before old friends, les and roberta minder none of us can ever forget as the one and only benjamin franklin appeared in front of my chair, smiled at me and said, "i came to thank you for rescuing my sister jane from boston and caring for her like your own sister during the time i was tied up in pa..." wow, his homespun, brown suit, spects on the end on his nose were so real and dear to all three of us, we agreed it was the most memorial event of this lifetime for all three of us and i keep a ben frnaklin doll, dressed in a matching brown suit in my bedroom bookcase for that precious memory...my only regret at age 80 is every citizen has not had such a memorial experience. because i am convinced we not need any jails or police if each citizen became aware life is not eternal, every relationship and event lives on... think of that...i also had an experience with susan b anthony, who mae an astral appearance like franklin to tel me i was a greathelp to her as her niece when she fought for women's rights, a fight i also carry on, so lucky me, i've been thre, done that and received proof in front of dear friends. my only problem is how can i do anything this lifetime worthy of that?
Mrs. Rudy L. Vance, i am most greatful to be american [05-05-2008] »»»
bob perez, 45 la mirada ca [05-02-2008]
levi weidner [05-02-2008] »»»
this is a sourceful site.
haley, sumas [05-02-2008]
this web site is the bomb
Brooke Tanner, 16/f/Romulus,MI [05-01-2008]
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