Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fact of the Day: Franklin Bell

The town of Franklin, Massachusetts is named in honor of Ben Franklin, as the townspeople were hoping to get his attention. They wanted Franklin to give them a bell for their church. Franklin thought knowledge was more useful than a church bell and gave them many books instead. So instead of improving a church, they started a library. 

18 comments:

  1. thats my Ben!


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  2. Great idea! Good for him. ☺

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  3. I would agree with Franklin on knowledge.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  4. Wise man! I'll take books over a bell any day!

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  5. He knew the better gift would of knowledge.

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  6. Much better a library, of course!! Kisses, Adam:)

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  7. I like this a lot - love that he provided books for the town!

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  10. Yae for Ben! He knew what was best!

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