The Pennsylvania Turnpike — 1791

In June, 1791, a private turnpike company was formed ‘for mak­ing an artificial road from the City of Philadelphia to the Borough of Lancaster’ — a distance of sixty-six miles. It was the first stone paved turn­pike of substantial length in the country, and the most costly and ambitious public works project undertaken up to …

Yes, Sometimes Things get Censored. Live with it!

Okay, GENERALLY if you make a comment, I approve it. Even when I don’t agree. I also generally engage is the commenting process are reply to what you send me. Everyone’s opinion is useful. GENERALLY… Today, I got a hate mail comment from an organization that has usurped the name Tea Party and wants to …

US Treasury Department Founded: September 2, 1789

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress had no power to levy and collect taxes, nor was there a tangible basis for securing funds from foreign investors or governments. Left with no real money, the delegates resolved to issue paper money in the form of bills of credit, promising redemption once the war was won. …