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Re: Christopher Columbus

    I recently graduated from high school a few weeks back and have been
in both public and private schools, so I will add what I was taught
about the discovery of America.  I was told that the Vikings discovered
Nova Scotia, but that Christopher Columbus colonized America.  My father
was also taught about the Vikings and the fact that Columbus knew the
right people.  Although I would much rather see the Vikings given credit
for the discovery, when I think about it, Christopher Columbus is an
excellent example of an
American hero.  It is not suprising that he is often unofficially

Robert William Goff

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