Category Archives: California History

  • The Colonial Public Lottery

    Posted on July 26, 2017 by Julia Bricklin in California History, Magazine Article.

    Lotteries were nothing new to Britain’s North American colonies in the mid-1700s, but the Sandy Hook lighthouse fundraiserwas significant for two reasons. The enormity of it—three drawings over roughly three years—required newspapers, colonial managers and royal administrators to work more closely together than ever before. Also, it’s success was one of the main catalysts for Britain to […]

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