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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’ […]

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin established the first circulating library in the United States? It was called The Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731. That was before the U.S. had won her Independence from England! It also housed the Library of Congress from 1774-1800, and is today the […]