THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, PEOPLE, EVENTS AND DOCUMENTS THAT CREATED THE UNITED STATES
COVERING TOPICS FROM 1700's TO TODAY
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The people, story, and events involved in the American Revolution is diverse, incredibly interesting and important to what we do today was formed back then, it's important to know as much as possible. Digging deep into the lives of those involved, reading any all books on the matter, examining the actual documents, letters and more is what I do in an effort to uncover nuggets that aren't widely known or rarely discussed. Additionally, I have personally visited many of the historic places, battle sights, homes, cities, taverns, businesses, courthouses, and the like regarding the revolution, which I feel can bring a more personal perspective.
I love our country and feel it's critical for all ages to learn how the United States came to be, more so than just the basics, and in our schools, it's barely the basics.
I'm hoping that our podcast and broadside provides value, insight, education and sparks an interest in the topics we cover.
I'm Ron Kern, and I love the American Revolution. My wife of 30 years, Lisa, is equally addicted to it and hope you enjoy our website, podcast, and broadside (blog).
Already passionate for the American Revolution and genealogy, this was increased dramatically after a trip to Virginia in 2017. I discovered that my 5th Great Grandfather, Peter Kern, and his brother Jacob Kern, fought in the American Revolution, which inspired me and my wife to visit Pennsylvania and Virginia. Visiting the city of Northampton, PA., now called Kernsville, we visited the Kern Grist Mill, owned by Peter Kern, and still stands today. Historical records show that Benjamin Franklin visited and bought supplies there, which I thought was pretty cool.
Paying homage at their gravesites and studying their history in the areas where my Great Grandfather and Great Uncle fought, was life-changing. It was like throwing gas on a fire that was already burning.
Although it's taking me longer than I want, I continue my research for my first historical fiction, called "Taking Up Arms," which is set in the revolutionary war era in Pennsylvania. The story begins in 1774 as brothers Peter and Jacob Kern take up arms in the fight for freedom and the forming of a new country.
This story highlights the events, and actual men, from the Northampton Militia, The Flying Camp, and the Battalions they were part of. Peter and Jacob fought side-by-side to stay alive, fought for each other, and soon to be, the United States of America. Their struggles, conversations, and the incredible battles and hardships they endured will be explored through the eyes of these young brothers, my ancestors.
I'm an Idaho native, a published author, columnist, and have started and sold several businesses with my bride.
If interested, all of my businesses, organizations and social media, can be found here.
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