No inventor or country can single-handedly claim to have invented the bicycle; it was invented and reinvented in many places over a period of many years.Read More
The late 1800s ushered in a huge bicycle boom, and people began to experiment with bicycle shapes and styles to suit the varying needs of the rider. Will this bicycle be used for racing or for recreation? How fast will the rider want to go? How comfortable should the rider be while riding? Is this bicycle safe to ride? These questions and many more led people to develop new technologies that would help evolve the bicycle from the high-wheel models seen in early pictures to some of the high-tech racing machines we have today.Read More
Upon arriving in America, English colonists naturally continued using British currency such as the pound, the shilling, and the pence. But as tensions mounted and they began breaking away from England, colonists found better ways to support the growth and well being of their new colonies.
You may recall having heard a few of these famous sayings about currency:
"The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it."
"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money."