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:

Cloudia said...

thats my Ben!


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Bob Bushell said...

Good job.

DWei said...

Good move.

Dana said...

Great idea! Good for him. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

Great idea indeed

Mama Zen said...

Way to go, Ben!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I would agree with Franklin on knowledge.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Anna-Alina said...

Nice!

Breathtaking said...

That was a good idea.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

He knew the better gift would of knowledge.

Christine said...

smart man!

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Smart move! A library is great.

Winnie said...

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

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Kay said...

Yae for Ben! He knew what was best!