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“Overboard she goes, my boys, heave ho where darkling waters roar;
Since colonial days, Boston has been a port of much excitement. But Boston’s initial fame and place of honor in American history all came down to a party – a tea party. Outraged colonists, furious about Britain’s taxes, disguised themselves as local Indians and destroyed a shipment of tea belonging to the British East India Company. “The Ballad of the Tea Party” was one of many songs that glorified what may have been Americans’ first rebellious act toward tyranny. There are words in the song that refer to the rebels as “the Sons of Freedom” who “love (their) cup of tea full well, but … love … freedom more.”
Then assemble the following ingredients:
Mix dry ingredients. Add molasses and buttermilk. Beat well. Add nuts and raisins, if desired. Pour into the greased and floured can.
Pour 2 cups water into crock-pot. Set can inside crock-pot. Place aluminum foil over top and fold down around edge of cooker. Cover and bake on high for 4 ½ hours. Remove and let cool 1 hour before unmolding. Slice and serve with cream cheese. Goes well with ham or turkey, and also barbecue. Of course, Boston Brown Bread is wonderful by itself, and – as you might expect – tastes best with a cup of hot tea.
Assemble the following ingredients:
Place beans in large sauce pan and cover with water. Heat to boiling; then boil two minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand one hour. Add more water to cover beans once more. Simmer uncovered 45 minutes. Be sure to keep on low heat. Boiling will cause beans to burst. Drain beans, reserving one cup of the liquid.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fry bacon and remove from pan. Drain. Cook onions in bacon fat until soft. Remove and drain. Add brown sugar, molasses, mustard, pepper, and garlic powder. Simmer 20 minutes. Fold in beans, bacon, and onions and reserved bean liquid. Place all in casserole dish.
John Hancock – Chairman of the Boston Town Committee and president of the first and second provincial congresses.
Samuel Adams – chaired leadership of the Massachusetts Patriots.
Benjamin Franklin – Was in England for the Tea Party but came back in 1775 when he heard that the colonies and Great Britain were about to go to war.
James Cook – This English sailing ship Captain circumnavigated the globe twice exploring the Pacific Ocean. He was killed in 1779 by coastal natives during his search for the Northwest Passage from the Pacific side.
James Watt His childhood fascination of the nature and properties of steam led to improving existing steam Engines (1778) for future use in locomotives, steamboats and factories. What a bright man. (60 Watt bulb bright to be exact – a posthumous dedication) Also, Watt coined the term “horsepower,” which he used to convey the power of his engines; Watt calculated how many horses it would take to do the work of each engine.
Alexander Cumming patented a flushing device in 1775 that was improved upon by Samuel Prosser (1777) and Joseph Bramah (1778). The water closet (W.C.) has never been the same since.
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