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On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart flew away from a town called Lae in the South Pacific. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. After taking off from Lae, she disappeared. The Superhero Historians will investigate her life, her final flight, and the possible outcomes to that flight.
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Our Story

If you are reading this it means that my Superhero Historians have survived, passing the obligations of recording history along to others. This is great news and I am smiling from above. I want to tell you how the Superhero Historians started, so many years ago. It's been so long for me now, kept inside because of old age and ill health, this story will serve to both inform you and remind me of the good old days.

It began in 1761 with a man named James Otis. James Otis was an old lawyer who worked for Britain, but resigned when he was asked to argue in favor of the Writs of Assistance. The Writs allowed British military peoples to enter anyone's home at any moment for any reason. As a simple Red Tailed Hawk, I had no comprehension of this sort of thing. I guarded my nest with vigor, but could not relate it to how humans protected their dwellings. At that time I lived in the Old State House in Boston. It was cold that winter and I was more worried about staying warm in the rafters and eating than I was about some old Revolution that had yet to begin. I was glad that February night when the Old State House packed in the humans, the heat they gave off was tremendous and I just sat back, basking in their warmth and listened. The worries of cold and food vanished. That's when the fire was lit. James Otis began to argue against the Writs of Assitance.

He argued so brilliantly against the writs of assistance in a nearly five-hour oration before a packed audience in the Old State House that John Adams claimed: "Every man of a crowded audience appeared to me to go away as I did ready to up arms against the writs of assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of the opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there the child of Independence was born."

Adams went on to say:

"Otis was a flame of fire; with a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities."

I mention Adams because most people know Adams, while many don't know Otis. Take Adam's word for it, Otis was incredible that night. His speech made such an impression on me that I knew I had to do something. As an animal I could be witness to human events. An unknown witness. But one hawk is not enough. I flew over the colonies. Through the snow and cold to spread the word about the Superhero Historians. Every animal I met I told about my plan. I was able to recruit many animals into the Historians.

My dream is for the Superhero Historians to live on: pass from generation of animal to generation of animal. We must protect the past for the future.


Pierce Hawking

Boston, MA 1769