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    Default How to have a great spring weekend...

    Attend the March 28 & 29 Alaska Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic.

    Learn the true history of April 19, 1775.

    Earn the coveted Rifleman Patch.



    All rifles and calibers are welcome from .22cal to .30cal.

    There are still some slots available. Sigh up now!

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    Contrary to what you may have been taught, Paul Revere did not work alone, nor did he ride about hollering..."The British are coming!" "The British are coming!" He considered himself to be British; all of the Colonists did. This was a well planned and carefully executed network, of riders, alarm fires, church bells, and musket reports worked out months in advance as the result of previous attempts by the King's standing army to disarm the Colonists.

    The Revolutionary war was not started over taxation without representation, as you may have been told, it began over the confiscation of powder and ball.
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    is where our Forefathers drew the line. They knew well the difference between freemen and slaves is the right to keep and bear arms.


    "...Paul Revere is in a small boat being rowed across the Charles River toward Charlestown and he is doing so right under the powerful guns of the imposing warship HMS Somerset. A low full moon has cast a shadow upon his tiny craft shielding him from the view of the Somerset's night watch. He is dressed in riding gear, but carries no arms, thinking it would not be prudent if he were caught, a decision that very likely saves his life later on in the day.


    Earlier that evening Revere had been to the home of Dr. Joseph Warren where he received information vital to his cause. Dr. Warren has found out that General Gage, the military governor of Boston, is planning to send troops across the bay to confiscate powder and ball from the Colonists in order to disarm them. The king may have also ordered General Gage to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams so that they can be sent back to England to be hung as traitors for conspiring against the King.



    Paul Revere proceeds to the home of Robert Newman. He tells young Newman and two friends to take two lanterns to the top of the steeple of the Old North Church and display them to alert another rider already in Charlestown. Shortly after 10:00PM the famous signal is given.



    When the men of Charlestown see the signal they spring into action. Some move down to the water's edge to look out for Revere while others fetch him a fine fast mare named Brown Beauty from Deacon Larkin. Paul Revere says a few final words to his friends and races off into the night to warn Hancock and Adams in Lexington.



    Meanwhile, Major Pitcairn of the Royal Marines is slogging through freezing muck and water up to his waist along with his men because General Gage was determined to keep the movement of the Regulars a secret. They have rowed across Back Bay in 20 small Navy long boats that barely floated under their weight. They landed at a place that was little more than a swamp called Lechmere's Point. They are ordered to wait there for provisions. They are soaking wet and shivering from the cold New England air. When the Navy finally arrives with the provisions, they are found to be infested with worms and are swiftly discarded. These Royal Marines are a surly lot to begin with and the night's events have done nothing to improve their demeanor..."


    To be continued at the Alaska Appleseed Marksmanship clinic...





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    Where is the rest of this story? I'm hooked.

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    ...Paul Revere arrives in Lexington at the Home of the Reverend Jonas Clark where Hancock and Adams are sleeping. Sergeant Munroe, a local tavern owner, is guarding the house along with several militiamen.

    Sgt. Munroe tells Revere to cease making so much noise as he will surely awaken everyone in the house. Revere tells Sgt. Munroe; "You'll have noise
    enough before long! The Regulars are coming out!"

    Sam Adams, now awakened, throws open a window, recognizes Revere, and invites him inside. Revere warns Hancock and Adams to move to safety and gallops off with another alarm rider named William Dawes.


    Along the road to Concord Revere and Dawes meet young Dr. Samuel Prescott who has been out courting his fiancée earlier this evening. Dr. Prescott readily agrees to help with the alarm as he knows the roads and the people well and is himself a staunch Whig from a family of Whigs.


    The three men ride headlong into one of the many British patrols that General Gage sent out to stop such riders. Dawes is unhorsed and escapes, Dr. Prescott gallops away to safety, but Paul Revere is trapped and ordered to dismount. The Regulars are abusing him badly until an officer steps in and addresses him politely: "Sir, may I crave your name?" With pistols pointed at his head, Paul Revere begins to speak in a matter of fact tone that infuriates the King's soldiers. He obviously knows more about their mission than they do! He calmly goes on to explain that there are better than 500 armed Militia waiting in Lexington and to go there will mean certain death for his captors...



    So...does Paul Revere escape to continue his ride? What happens when the Regulars arrive in Lexington?

    Find out the true events of April 19, 1775. Attend an Alaska Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic.









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    Listen kids and you will hear of the midnight ride of Israel Bissell (350 miles) Paul did about twenty mile but his name rhymed
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington’s Revolutionary War ride in 1777 was much longer than Revere’s also.

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    Only two days left to register online for this weekend's marksmanship clinic.

    http://www.appleseedinfo.org/search-...atename=Alaska

    There will be some places available for "walk up" registration. Be at the Birchwood range at 8:00 am to register.


    What you will need to bring to the range.

    http://www.appleseedinfo.org/pdf/Wha...Updated_05.pdf

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