Partial extracts from my historic timeline for the month of June follows. It helps one gain a perspective on what influenced Lizzie Borden and the world she lived in. Well, sort of. One can also watch old films like Pollyanna to get a peek into the mores, customs, societal hierachy of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Speaking of Pollyanna, I watched it the other day and was particularly struck by its accurate depiction of the power the founding families had within their communities, including the Church. Just as Polly Harrington (Jane Wyman) dictated what her church minister (Karl Malden) would trumpet from the pulpit, made me wonder if the Bordens and Durfees influenced what their ministers would speak on for the Sunday sermons at the Central Congregational Church.
|June 20, 1635||John Borden, wife, and two children set sail for America.|
|June 9, 1772||First naval battle of the Revolutionary…|
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