There were few commercial bakers operating during colonial times until cities and towns began to be established, such as in 1640 A.D. in Plymouth and 1645 A.D. in New York. Outside of dense settlements, most baking was d... More »

The lives of colonial bakers began early in the day, as did that of other preparers of food, and it revolved upon proper time management and the usage of fresh ingredients. While the colonial diet consisted of a number o... More »

According to USA History, farming was the main occupation for many people in colonial times. However, other people owned shops or served as ministers, artisans, fishermen, shipbuilders and sailors. More »

Colonists in New York made their living in a variety of ways, including fur and lumber trading, shipping, the slave trade and farming. By the end of the 17th century, New York was a prosperous colony with a thriving merc... More »

During Colonial times in New York, people walked, rode horses or used stagecoaches for land journeys, but traveling by boat was much faster, especially for merchants hauling heavy goods like grain. Some roads in New York... More »

After Congress was established in 1789 by the Constitution, the capital of the United States was located in three cities over the next 11 years: New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The capital was officially moved... More »

Plymouth Colony was founded in 1620 by a group of English religious separatists known as the Pilgrims. They had left England in 1609 to escape religious persecution, emigrating to several cities in the Netherlands. The u... More »