Some Caledonia ancestors are cut above the rest

Speaking of one’s ancestors is always an interesting topic of conversation… the college president, the farmer who plowed all day with a broken leg, the horse thief.

But what if your ancestor is depicted every year in grade school Thanksgiving plays, has been romanticized in TV and Hollywood movies, is a famous pirate, a character out of misty legend or – the holy grail of American history – a signer of The Declaration of Independence or Constitution? Caledonia residents can claim all of these.

See more in Dianna Hammell’s exclusive piece in the Caledonia Argus.


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