Monday, July 4, 2011

Denver City & County Building Fireworks at Civic Center Park 7/3/2010


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 You know I have to share fireworks! This is the Denver City & County Building in downtown Denver, Colorado, USA. I have never been to this fireworks display personally, we attend a closer to home event.

Here's a true story for you all.
My ancestor's came over the "pond" on the Mayflower...in other words, we were among the first boat people to land in America. During the Revolutionary War, one of my ancestors was a farmer in New England. His last name was Harvey. When he heard about Benedict Arnold betraying the new government and joining the English troops he said. "I don't know. I can say he was a good general when I fought with him."

There you have it, a little family history.

13 comments:

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Wow, that's excellent family history you've got there, Nancy. Such a shame your ancestor had to find out what kind of person Benedict Arnold turned out to be.

Nas Dean said...

Thanks for sharing that interesting piece of family history, Nancy.

And the fireworks look awesome!

Siv Maria said...

Happy Independence day, stay safe.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Jeffrey, Nas and Siv. Happy 4th of July to all of you too.
Nancy

Jules said...

Happy 4th, you boat person! :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

N. R. Williams said...

Same to you Jules. LOL
Nancy

Madeleine said...

Interesting. Are you interested in genealogy? Have you researched it or were you told this by relatives?
I'd like to research ours some day. :O)

N. R. Williams said...

I had an ancestor on both sides of the family who did this research and my mother did some as well. Interesting that actual quotes would be saved. Observations from the past. Thanks for coming by Madeleine.
Nancy

The Golden Eagle said...

I have to wonder if one of my mom's ancestors knew yours--I know some of them belonged to one of the founding families of Connecticut, so they had to have come over early, and lived in New England.

Just a thought. :)

Hope you had a great 4th of July!

N. R. Williams said...

I think in the beginning they inter-married. There is a chance we may be distant relatives. You never know.
Thanks for coming by.
Nancy

Meagan Spooner said...

My family history in the U.S. goes back to the 1600s too--I love learning about that stuff. It's absolutely fascinating!

Stephen Tremp said...

Its great to know of exciting family history. Mine came over post Civil War from Europe. That's about all I know. Glad you enjoyed your Fourth of July.

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks for stopping by Meagan and Stephen. It is fun to learn a little about family history.
Nancy