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Wonderful wool and its role in the American Revolution

Judi Biederman is a volunteer historical interpreter for the Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park.

Jane McKenna, Regent of the Bucks County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, invited Judi to present her program on the importance of wool during the American Revolution at the February meeting of the DAR at the historic Moland House in Warminster.

Due to its unique characteristics, wool was one of the most important fibers for making clothing and household goods in the American colonies.

Although wool processing was typically a family affair of domestic skills conducted on farms and homesteads, years of British taxes and restrictive economic policies gave wool great political significance.

As the relationship between the colonies and England deteriorated into an American boycott of British goods, the production of wool became an act of support for the Revolutionary War.

The national purpose of the Daughters of the American Revolution is to learn and celebrate our patriot ancestors.

If you would like to learn more about DAR, visit www.buckscountydar.org.

PHOTO CAP: Jane McKenna (left) and Judi Biederman