On the heels of Memorial Day in May and Flag Day in June, July is the month of patriotism since the 4th is the day we celebrate the birth of our country as a nation, independent from English rule.
Even though our break from the British Empire came in 1776, Insurance was sold in the Colonies as early as 1735 in South Carolina. In 1772 Benjamin Franklin along with more than 70 business owners formed a mutual company called “The Philadelphia Contributorship for the Insuring of Houses from Loss by Fire.”
A couple of months ago we shared safety tips at festivals and parades. Independence Day is fast approaching so let’s look at some additional tips to keep the fun in your summertime.
Shades, hats and sunscreen are a given for any outdoor excursion, but here are a few more items:
While reading The South During Reconstruction – 1865-1877 (E Merton Coulter) I came across a bit of information about the insurance industry I found to be of great interest.
One such fact is that Southerners were prohibited from paying their insurance premiums due to the “laws” of war and thereby lost not only their coverage, but all monies they had paid into the policies. This meant millions of dollars were forfeited to Northern insurance companies.
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