The Siege of Boston

The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War. New England militiamen prevented the movement by land of the British Army garrisoned in what was th...

History Of Orlando Name

Now for the part of the history of Orlando that is still cloudy: where did the name come from? There are at least five versions that I know about how the town became known as Orlando. An early politicia...

List of sister cities of Boston

The city of Boston, Massachusetts, has ten official sister cities:  Melbourne, Australia (1985)  Hangzhou, China (1982)  Strasbourg, France (1960)  Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (2001)  Belfast, Nort...

Restoring the Bronx River

The Bronx River, approximately 24 miles long, flows through southeast New York in the United States and drains an area of 38.4 square miles. It is named after colonial settler Jonas Bronck. https://youtu.be/...

40 Fun Orlando Facts

1. There is no official documentation of how Orlando received its name. Four known stories of its inception exist, but no conclusion has ever been reached. 2. Orlando is home to more than 100 lakes. 3. Lake E...

Wichita Oldtown History

Oldtown History  1870 The Four Horsemen of pioneer Wichita – James R. Mead, William Greiffenstein, William Mathewson and N.A. English – established trading posts in and around Wichita and at the conflue...

Early History of Wichita, Kansas

Wichita was named after the band of Indians called the Wichitas. They came into this valley in 1864 and settled along the Little Arkansas river, between the junction and the old fair grounds. Some of their tepe...