Monday, October 23rd, 2017

“He discovered America is what he did. He was a brave Italian explorer. And in this house, Christopher Columbus is a hero. End of story.” – Tony Soprano   Print this entry

As any good Wisconsinite with a Scandinavian heritage knows, Leif Ericson landed in the New World long before Christopher Columbus. We now know that the Vikings had settlements in present-day Greenland and Newfoundland. However, the settlements did not last, and the discovery of new lands passed into legend. Ericson died 500 years before Christopher Columbus […]