Re: Webelos/Camporee 2
Robert Gerhard (RAGerhard@AOL.COM)
Mon, 26 May 1997 10:12:27 -0400
In a message dated 97-05-25, Cheryl, the grump in Maryland wrote:
<< BLEEECCCCCTTTT. Wrong. On three counts. <G> >>
BLEEECCCCTTT yourself! Wrong again!
>> 16. What famous frontiersman from VIrginia
>> settled in Kentucy? Daniel Boone
>And which famous Virginian died at the Alamo?
Daniel Boone died while visiting his son (Nathan?) at or around age 86.
(Could you have been thinking of Davy Crockett?) Daniel Boone was not a
Virginian, but a Pennsylvania Quaker, though he did settle briefly in what is
now West Virginia. He did have a fondnes for Kentucky and is buried there,
but also lived for many years in Missouri. (He claimed Kentucky was getting
Regarding Betsy Ross and the Flag: You're right in that there is no proof
that Ross did make the first US flag. (As for the first flag, well, that
goes back centuries!) What is known is that her uncle George was one of the
signers of the Declaration of Independence, Betsy Ross was the official flag
maker for the Pennsylvania Navy and did live and work in Philadelphia. I
believe it was her grandson who first made public the story of Betsy Ross
making the first "Stars & Stripes" - and given the above, it's a plausible
Incidentally, clocks run clockwise (to the right) because the earth's
rotation - when viewed from above the North Pole - is clockwise.
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