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PostSubject: Historical Trivia   Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:15 am



No matter where you go in Spain you are never far away from the country's fascinating
history. Even if you're in one of the popular package holiday destinations you might be
surprised just how close you are to memories of the past. As you drive along the
Costa del Sol look out for the ancient watchtowers which were set up by the Moors in
the 10th century to help defend the coastline from invading Turkish and North African
pirates. Tenerife has the fascinating Pyramids of Guimar whilst Menorca has a fully
functioning gin factory in Mahon, an industry that dates back to English occupation of
the island during the War of Spanish Succession (1701-14).

Did you know that the famous Battle of Trafalgar (1805) was fought off the coast of
southern Spain near Cadiz? English sailors who died during this period were buried upright
on Malaga's shores as there was no place to bury protestants. As a result an Anglican
cemetery called St George's was built in Malaga in 1856 and is today a popular tourist
attraction simply referred to as the 'English Cemetery'.

Gerry
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Trivia   Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:16 pm

HISTORICAL TRIVIA......

Did you know the saying "God willing and the Creeks don't
rise" was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body
of water? It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late
18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat.
While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President
of the U.S. to return to Washington . In his response, he
was said to write, "God willing and the Creeks don't
rise." Because he capitalized the word "Creeks" it is
deduced that he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and
not a body of water.
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