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Women of the American Revolution~ Paul Revere known for his ride but not Sybil Ludington. How about the female Paul Revere? That's what Sybil Ludington is known as. Sybil's ride was twice as far as Paul's.

Women of the American Revolution~ Paul Revere known for his ride but not Sybil Ludington. How about the female Paul Revere? That's what Sybil Ludington is known as. Sybil's ride was twice as far as Paul's.

It’s been almost 400 years since the good ship Mayflower landed in 1620 with the progenitors of a new nation. Estimates on how many little pilgrims they’ve left behind today range from 20+ to 35+ million. Here is a sampling of Mayflower offspring who made good (and a few who might have strayed a bit from their Puritan roots). Looking for… Read more

It’s been almost 400 years since the good ship Mayflower landed in 1620 with the progenitors of a new nation. Estimates on how many little pilgrims they’ve left behind today range from 20+ to 35+ million. Here is a sampling of Mayflower offspring who made good (and a few who might have strayed a bit from their Puritan roots). Looking for… Read more

Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who is famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British. Her action was similar to that performed by Paul Revere, though she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her action.  Wikipedia

Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who is famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British. Her action was similar to that performed by Paul Revere, though she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her action. Wikipedia

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Historically Hardcore!

Historically Hardcore. Hardcore that is so rare you can only find it in history

Sybil Ludington, the sixteen year old daughter of a captain in the New York militia. In 1777, when British troops attacked Danbury, Captain Ludington began putting his militia in order. He sent Sybil to rouse the countryside and sound an alarm. She rode forty miles through the dark, rainy night, stopping at farmhouses along the way to wake up the sleeping inhabitants. Not only did she have to elude British troops in the area, but also loyalists to the Crown, and robbers

Sybil Ludington, the sixteen year old daughter of a captain in the New York militia. In 1777, when British troops attacked Danbury, Captain Ludington began putting his militia in order. He sent Sybil to rouse the countryside and sound an alarm. She rode forty miles through the dark, rainy night, stopping at farmhouses along the way to wake up the sleeping inhabitants. Not only did she have to elude British troops in the area, but also loyalists to the Crown, and robbers

This is the lantern hung in the Old North Church on April 18, 1775, made famous due to Paul Revere's midnight ride to alert the towns outlying Boston of the British approach. The next day (April 19), the Battles of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolution. The lantern now resides in the Concord Museum, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.

This is the lantern hung in the Old North Church on April 18, 1775, made famous due to Paul Revere's midnight ride to alert the towns outlying Boston of the British approach. The next day (April 19), the Battles of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolution. The lantern now resides in the Concord Museum, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.

I don't believe the universe is billions of years old, but these facts and images are incredible.

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I don't believe the universe is billions of years old, but these facts and images are incredible.

Read about Sybil Ludington when earning your Inside Government Junior Badge. Free printable for Makingfriends.com

Read about Sybil Ludington when earning your Inside Government Junior Badge. Free printable for Makingfriends.com

Paul Revere's Ride Online Research Model

Paul Revere's Ride Online Research Model

Ladies get swept off their feet! - A tender farewell and sailor's goodbye (photos from the WW2

Ladies get swept off their feet! - A tender farewell and sailor's goodbye (photos from the WW2

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