France, French

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Purple Carrots?  Yes, ’tis true:  The earliest carrots were purple! Known to mankind for about 5,000 years, historians think the first carrots came from the part of the world we now call Afghanistan. Purple carrots in ancient times Egyptian temple drawings from 2000 B.C. feature a purple plant many specialists […]

  The United States’ first public library, located just outside Boston, was founded with books from Benjamin Franklin’s private collection. It was named Franklin Public Library in his honor. Franklin was a famous inventor, innovator, and statesman. He spent time in France helping John Adams secure France’s support in the Colonies’ […]