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Children in History
Hiram Munger

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Children in History


Hiram Munger
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.94

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    grist-mill, grist-mills, saw-mills, tolls, refused, injury, textile, properly, actually, fell, finding, education, proper, fight, mills, fellow
     content words:    Hiram Munger, United States, Revolutionary War, Benjamin Jenks, Since Hiram, When Hiram


Hiram Munger
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Hiram Munger was not a famous man. He didn't fight in wars. He didn't become rich. He didn't invent anything. Hiram was an average citizen in a new country, the United States. We can learn about life for the average person by finding out about Hiram Munger and others like him.
 
2     Hiram was born in 1806. He was born in a small town in Massachusetts. He was the first born. His family later grew to include four brothers and six sisters. Hiram's parents were very poor. They worked very hard all of their lives. But they could never quite get enough money to live comfortably.
 
3     Hiram and his family moved to a town called Ludlow. His father had gotten a job running a grist-mill there. Wheat and corn were brought to grist-mills so that they could be ground into flour or meal. Hiram was put to work at the mill before he was three years old. It was his job to collect tolls on the bridge outside the mill. People who wanted to cross the bridge had to pay two cents. Hiram could count to two. He knew what a penny looked like. He was given the job of collecting the money.

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Children in History
             Children in History


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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