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    Paul Revere was not a lone rider. Other people were out warning patriots, including William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and Israel Bissell.

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    Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old girl, made a ride similar to Paul Revere’s on the night of April 26, 1777. She warned the towns of Putnam County, New York and Danbury, Connecticut that the British army was on its way.

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    Paul Revere did not shout his warning. He would have needed to be quiet so British patrols wouldn’t hear him.

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    Paul Revere would not have said, “The British are coming.” He would have said, “The Regulars are coming out.” Colonists considered themselves British, and they called the British regular army “the Regulars.”

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    All dogs evolved from wolves – from Great Danes and huskies to little Pomeranians like Filigree.

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    Pomeranians are 7 to 12 inches tall and weigh between 3 and 7 pounds.

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    Pomeranians can run 8-12 miles per hour if they run short distances and take breaks.

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    Pomeranians have a habit of spinning in circles. It’s called ‘the Pomeranian pirouette.”

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    Dogs and humans have lived together for at least 15,000 years and maybe as long as 40,000 years.

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    Filigree is a kind of very fine, ornamental work done on on silver, gold, or copper.

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    Paul Revere was a silversmith and a goldsmith. During the revolutionary war he also worked as a dentist.

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    The first person killed in the revolution was Crispus Attucks. He was a stevedore of Africana and Native American descent.  He died in the Boston Massacre.  

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    Samuel Adams really did have a Newfoundland who was trained to bark and nip at British soldiers. We don’t know his name for certain but it was probably Queue.

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    Paul Revere was a silversmith.Some other jobs during the American Revolution were: tailor, shoemaker, fabric maker, farmer, miller, blacksmith, barrel maker, and printer.