My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

While looking for Lilacs, we discovered the General

While looking for lilacs to photograph, my husband remembered a huge grove of them in Dracut, Massachusetts, a small town next to where I live. The lilacs were way too high for us to touch and smell, so I walked across the street to take the photo below. I've seen the memorial hundreds of times, but never stopped to read it.
In Memory of
General
Casimir Pulaski
Born in Poland 1748
Died for America
At Savannah GA. 1789

Donated by
Polish American Citizen's Club
Dracut, Mass. 1934.

Naturally, I had to look him up. There was a huge amount of information. So, if you are interested in the Revolutionary War, you might want to read these links: HERE, HERE and HERE.