The role of France in the American Revolution is often overlooked. Here the History Trekker visits Yorktown Battlefield and takes a look at the role of the French in the decisive battle for our nation's independence.
In addition to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving wrote a short essay about returning to Sleepy Hollow, titled simply Sleepy Hollow. Armed with these writings, the author heads to Sleepy Hollow, New York, in search of the places which brought the legends to life.
Renaissance fairs and medieval festivals are the red-headed step children of historical re-enactments, for the simple reason that we have no medieval history in this country. A trip to The Fishers Renaissance Faire
Plimoth Plantation at Plymouth, Massachusetts brings an aura of reality to the seventeenth century not found anywhere else in North America. As close to the original Plymouth Colony as you're ever going to find.
The loss of small, family family farms and increased exploitation of our natural resources means the stereotypical American countryside we all believe is out there, is rapidly disappearing.