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April 19th will be the 240th anniversary of what important American event?
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Anyone?... Anyone?... That’s right, Lexington and Concord; the start of the American War for Independence. Do you know why a bunch of farmers and shopkeepers would take on the world’s most powerful military? Do you know what skills made the difference that day? Project Appleseed will be at the Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Beaver Falls, PA on April 18th and 19th to celebrate the day and to offer our rifle marksmanship instruction and present factual history lessons of the events of the day. Please come and join us! For more information PM me or click on the link below. Thanks!
Upcoming events in this area:
April 18-19 - Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club, Beaver Falls, PA (HAPPY 240th!!)
May 2-3 - McDonald Sportsmen's Association, McDonald, PA
May 23-24 - Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen's Club, Monroeville, PA
May 30-31 - Streetsboro Sportsman Association, Garrettsville, OH
June 20-22 - Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club, Beaver Falls, PA LADYSEED!! (Women only)
June 27-28 - Salem Hunting Club, Salem, OH

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Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. B. Franklin


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“The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.” –John Adams, 1818
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. B. Franklin


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Journalists in the 19th century were not any different than those of today. Here is a quote of a reporter trying to "spin" Captain Levi Preston of the Danvers (MA) militia in 1843. Capt. Danvers was 91.

Chamberlain:Captain Preston, what made you go to Concord to fight?
Captain Preston: What did I go for?
Chamberlain:Were you oppressed by the Stamp Act?
Preston: I never saw any stamps and I always understood that none were ever sold!
Chamberlain: Well, what about the Tea Tax?
Captain Preston: Tea Tax?I never drank a drop of that stuff.The boys threw it all overboard!
Chamberlain:But I suppose you had been reading Harrington, Sydney and Locke about the eternal principles of Liberty?
Captain Preston: I never heard of these men.The only books we had were the Bible, the catechism, Watt’s Psalms, and hymns and the almanacs.
Chamberlain: Well, then, what was the matter?
Captain Preston: Young man, what we meant in going for those Redcoats was this: we always had been free and we meant to be free always! They didn’t mean that we should.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. B. Franklin


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