At the young age of nineteen months, Helen Keller became sick with an illness that robbed her of the ability to see and hear; as a result, she also lost the ability to speak. Helen described this time in her life as a dark prison. It would not be until the spring of 1887 that … Continue reading What Led Helen Keller Out of Her Prison?
David Crockett Scout
CHARLES FLETCHER ALLEN David Crockett, known as Davy Crockett, was born in Tennessee, to John and Rebecca Crockett. Davy was the fifth of Six sons and had three sisters besides. He was born on August 17,1786. Davy, like every frontier boy, was quick to idealize the great flintlock rifles, and other implements of the hunter. … Continue reading David Crockett Scout
Life of Lafayette
HENRY C. WATSON Marie Paul Joseph Roch Yves bert Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, was born on September 6, 1747. Lafayette was placed in the school of Louis le Grande. At the age of fifteen, Lafayette was enrolled in the Mousquitaires du Roi. This was a body of troops instituted by Louis XIII. In 1774, Lafayette … Continue reading Life of Lafayette