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The French and Indian War (1754?1763) was the North American chapter of the Seven Years' War. The name refers to the two main enemies of the British: the royal French forces and the various American Indian forces allied with them. The conflict, the fourth such colonial war between the kingdoms of France and Great Britain, resulted in the British conquest of all of New France east of the Mississippi River, as well as Spanish Florida. The outcome was one of the most significant developments in a century of Anglo-French conflict. To compensate its ally, Spain, for its loss of Florida, France ceded its control of French Louisiana west of the Mississippi. France's colonial presence north of the Caribbean was reduced to the tiny islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Established in 1975, the reactivated Joshua Beall?s Company is a group of volunteer military reenactors and living historians portraying this early provincial unit. The group operates as a Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program with the Fort Frederick State Park - Maryland Park Service. The unit is a family friendly organization that not only has the rank and file provincial soldier, but a wide variety of other impressions including musicians, native allies, and camp followers. We are a laid back group that strives for high authentic standards but is not ?in your face? about it. Contact Brad Ireland at cprljohnivey_AT_aol.com
Free how-to, DIY and recipes from the pioneer and settler handbooks of the 1800's.
Pioneer Handbooks is a free library of digitized and downloadable chapters of how-to instructions covering colonial building, farming, gardening, livestock, recipes, medicine, hunting and prospecting from rare and historic pioneer and settler handbooks.
These books taught colonist families how to successfully clear the land, build a log cabin or farmhouse, grow food, take care of farm animals, cook meals, fight diseases and heal their injuries. They are the original colonial DIY guides.
Blue Ridge Rifles, Inc.,is an NMLRA charter club, founded in 1976. We are located on 22 acres of the Blue Mountains, approximately one mile from the Appalachian trail just off Rt. 183 in Summit Station, PA. We are a strictly muzzle loading club. We, the members and officers of Blue Ridge Rifles, Inc., are dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the lifestyle, ideals, patriotism, and freedoms of the early American pioneer of the period 1750 to 1850, and as citizens of the United States to protect and defend the rights granted us by the constitution.