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Military History Monday: Battle of Wyoming, aka Wyoming Massacre

The Wyoming Valley of present day Pennsylvania was the scene of the bloodiest and most heinous battle of the Revolutionary War.  In 1662, the valley had been claimed as part of Connecticut and residents of that colony began settling there in 1762, originally designated as the county of Westmoreland. 1,128 more words

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Surname Saturday: Utter

The surname “Utter” is of Scandinavian (Swedish) origin, a baptismal name meaning “son of Ottur”, and derived from an animal (otter).  Amandus Johnson, a Swedish historian, believed it to be a distinctly Swedish name.  2,137 more words

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