The accuracy of these beautifully crafted long guns—most made in Pennsylvania—
helped American pioneers conquer the frontier as they moved westward.
Cheryl Bernstein loved Hudson Valley history and got three families’ worth when
she and husband Gene bought a 1759 Dutch farmhouse.
Intact original features and landscaped gardens attracted Sue and Gary Wirth to their
tiny three-quarter Connecticut cape, now fully furnished with New England antiques.
A mutual love of plants drew American John Bartram and Englishman Peter Collinson
into a long-term partnership that changed the face of European gardening.
American parents showed another side of their individuality and broke with European
tradition in naming their children, eschewing Richard and Ann for Parvis and Lettice.
Bed hangings not only spoke of a household’s wealth—they cost more than the bed
itself—they also helped conserve heat and protect privacy in crowded colonial homes.
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