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The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - The British Valentine Tank Feb. 14, 2006
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Posted on 02/13/2006 8:35:48 PM PST by alfa6

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To: snippy_about_it; alfa6
Engraved on the monument at Manassas . . .

"Look! There stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians."
~Brig. General Bernard Bee~


641 posted on 03/09/2006 7:43:13 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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To: PAR35
4. Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S.

I did a little bit of research on this and it seems the distinction is successful colony. Roanoke, NC was more an exploratory expedition that didn't take hold whereas Jamestown was colonized for the purpose of settlement.

"Meanwhile, Grenville was delayed in leaving England for the supply of the Roanoke colony. This placed the colonists in a desperate predicament. This fact, the troubled state of Europe and America, making war with Spain now practically inevitable, and the unaccountable delay in the arrival of Grenville's supply fleet caused Lane to ask for passage to England. When Drake sailed, on June 18, 1586 he carried the colonists home with him."
State Library NC

"They sailed up stream for fifty miles, and, on the 13th of May, 1607, began the settlement of Jamestown, which was the first English Colony successfully planted in America."
Colonial Ancestors

Granted, it's a minor distinction but one that any proud Virginian would want to assert. IMHO.

642 posted on 03/09/2006 8:11:01 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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To: w_over_w

Hey, we stood right there too!


643 posted on 03/09/2006 8:18:15 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Lookie what we woke up to today!

That's a shame . . . some prankster covered your porch with cotton balls. Have you notified the police?

644 posted on 03/09/2006 8:18:18 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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If they hurry they can catch them in the act!
645 posted on 03/09/2006 8:34:26 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Wow . . . that's really beautiful. Drive safely!


646 posted on 03/09/2006 8:54:13 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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I'm jealous. I had to mow the lawn last weekend.


647 posted on 03/09/2006 8:57:14 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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To: w_over_w
I agree that Jamestown was the first successful English colony, but that wasn't the claim. While the first group went home with Drake, a small force arrived to maintain English presence. Thin in 1587, a new batch of colonists arrived. That is the group that disappeared during the war between England and Spain. They were probably either killed or enslaved by the 'friendly' natives.
648 posted on 03/09/2006 10:47:24 AM PST by PAR35
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To: snippy_about_it; w_over_w

I can't at the moment find where I read the comment about Jackson.

As best as I recall after arriving at the Battle of Manassas Jackson and his brigade formed up and stood around for a period of time. The "Stonewall" comment was meant as a arcastic statement as Gen Jackson and his brigade wern't accomplishing anything more than a stonewall. Needless to say with out the actions of Thomas and his brigade, as well as several others, the Battle of Manassas might well be known universally as the Battle of Bull Run :-)

As I am on nights this weekend I will see if I can find an attribution for this story.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


649 posted on 03/09/2006 10:48:44 AM PST by alfa6
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650 posted on 03/09/2006 11:14:41 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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WOW! What bird feed did you purchase from Snip & Sam to attract those beauties to your backyard? ;)
651 posted on 03/09/2006 11:45:23 AM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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Purina Eagle Chow


652 posted on 03/09/2006 12:06:41 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Wow!


653 posted on 03/09/2006 12:12:50 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Hi miss Feather.

Bittygirl was playing with a bunch of pencils last night, and poked the end of her finger. She started bleeding. Not knowing what to make of the drops of blood, she started shaking her hand. Oh my, droplettes everywhere, including her Cinderella pajamas.


654 posted on 03/09/2006 2:55:21 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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Hi, Bitty Girl, be careful around those pencils.
655 posted on 03/09/2006 4:15:55 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Woman Poets Rock the Babies, Baby Rocks the poet.)
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Okay, where did ya see those eagles?? I saw some when I was in Alaska, impressive to say the least.
656 posted on 03/09/2006 4:17:54 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Woman Poets Rock the Babies, Baby Rocks the poet.)
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Okay, where did ya see those eagles??
657 posted on 03/09/2006 4:57:24 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Algebra? It's a piece of pi.)
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Evening Grace Folks~

Sawtooth Ridge (AKA “The Needles”), at Washington Pass, North Cascades Hwy., Washington

Washington Facts and Trivia

1. The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.

2. Seattle is home to the first revolving restaurant, 1961.

3. Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.

4. Washington state has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined.

5. Washington state's capitol building was the last state capitol building to be built with a rotunda.

6. Everett is the site of the world's largest building, Boeing's final assembly plant

7. Medina is the home of the United States wealthiest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates.

8. The Northwestern most point in the contiguous U.S. is Cape Flattery on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

9. King county the largest county in Washington was originally named after William R. King, Vice President under Franklin Pierce; it was renamed in 1986, after civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

10. Microsoft Corporation is located in Redmond.

11. Before it became a state, the territory was called Columbia (named after the Columbia River). When it was granted statehood, the name was changed to Washington, supposedly so people wouldn't confuse it with The District of Columbia.

12. The highest point in Washington is Mount Rainier. It was named after Peter Rainier, a British soldier who fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

13. The Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge at Evergreen Point is the longest floating bridge in the world. The bridge connects Seattle and Medina across Lake Washington.

14. Washington is the birthplace of both Jimi Hendrix (Seattle) and Bing Crosby (Tacoma).

15. The oldest operating gas station in the United States is in Zillah.

16. Washington's state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly.

17. The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen.

18. Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.

19. Spokane was the smallest city in size to host a World's Fair. - 1974

That's it! What is it about these states that can’t come up with 50 fun facts? Let’s see if we can at least round it out to 20.

20. Washington was the first state to prove the “Al Gore Theorum”, if you recount votes enough times in a heavily democratic county you can elect a democrat to office. Congratulations to “not my” Governor Christine Gregoire.

658 posted on 03/09/2006 5:51:00 PM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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Evening Grace to you woverw. ;)



16. Washington's state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly.







http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/green_darner.htm


659 posted on 03/09/2006 7:07:43 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Woman Poets Rock the Babies, Baby Rocks the poet.)
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To: bentfeather

Oh my . . . just finished dinner. That's a little too graphic of Anax Junius. |^P


660 posted on 03/09/2006 7:29:03 PM PST by w_over_w (The more things change the more they stay the same. ~Bentfeather~)
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