what was some entertainment in america in 1764?

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  1. Harmonica, penny whistle, fiddle dancing.

    skyalert
    April 15, 2014 at 5:29 am
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  2. Fishing, Hunting, Riding Horses, Drinking, Dancing, and playing instruments like the harmonica, flute, and drums.

    saniuk4014
    April 15, 2014 at 6:21 am
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  3. I read a E mail that was entitled 100 years ago today. I had to read it my father was born in 1907 the year was 2007.
    In 1907 sickness meant death, there was no penicillin and a small infection was enough to kill you. Diarrhea was a leading cause of death.
    From drinking dirty water they didn’t have city sanitation to make sure the water was safe to drink. Most wells were hand dug.
    The tradition of the bride carrying flowers was because in the spring they took a bath, by June when the crops were in and wedding occurred they were starting to stink again.
    They had no TV, Radio, CB radio’s or any way but pony express to Communicate. They lived to the rip old age of 47 if they were in good health. Most died way before then.
    They rode horses and wagons, grew most of what they ate and built their own house. Hard to imagine that was just 100 years ago.
    245 years ago, most of the US was Indian population.
    With constantly waring tribes. Who lived mainly on Buffalo.

    Ruth
    April 15, 2014 at 7:06 am
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  4. Well drinking was a really good pass time. There was a tavern or pub in or very near every village. There people would gather after working all day and sit and talk about what all had been going on. Kind of like the news today, except they would get the news in person and by people who had been there or seen it. People could order food, drinks of course, and sit around smoking and drinking until it got very dark. Then they would go home. Pubs and Taverns have always played a big role in the poor man’s life. Many could not go on vacations and so on and even if they could the roads were no where near like they are today. So many people would just go to a tavern and sit with friends and drink.

    Prof. Dave
    April 15, 2014 at 7:08 am
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  5. Shooting the British Red Coats was probably a fun past time. No not really. That came a couple of years later.

    Defending the Colonies against attack by the French and others had cost the British a great deal of money. As a result, the British had very high taxes in their country. They thus decided to shift some of their financial burden to the colonists. The Stamp Act of 1765, which taxed all legal documents, newspapers and other documents, was met with a great uproar in the Colonies. In 1766, this tax was repealed, but it was just the beginning of the problems between the colonists and the British. The Boston Tea Party in 1773 was an act of revolt against the British and their tax on tea in the Colonies.

    sniffels323
    April 15, 2014 at 8:03 am
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  6. What you did for entertainment depended on where you lived and who you were.
    Wealthy people had dinner parties, tea parties, and balls. if they owned estates, they sometimes went hunting. Some liked to play card games.
    Less wealthy people often got together for working-parties, like a husking bee, a quilting-bee, a barn-raising and so on.
    Everyone likes music, and in those days the only music you had was the music you could make. So people would gather to sing, play instruments (*not* the harmonica, which wasn’t invented until around 1820!) or to dance. Learning to dance, to sing and to play an instrument was an important part of a wealthy girl’s education.
    In the cities, lectures and “scientific” demonstrations were popular, such as demonstrations of static electricity. Believe it or not, many people found it entertaining to attend the sermons of well-known preachers.

    SheyneinNH
    April 15, 2014 at 8:23 am
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