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Philadephia Flower Show Features Two Lincoln Displays

| March 25, 2016

The Philadelphia Flower Show, held 5 March through 13 March 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention in Philadelphia, featured the theme “Explore America” and recognized 100 years of the National Park Service.  Two of the competitive displays had themes related to Abraham Lincoln. Click on any photo to enlarge. ——————————— The entry by the Horticultural Academy […]

Philadelphia Mural Has Civil War Theme

| February 22, 2016

The second mural in the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is found on 8th Street between Chestnut Street and Market Streets in Philadelphia and has a Civil War theme.  It is painted on the west-facing wall on the side of a building behind a parking lot.   According to the painted “plaque” in the […]

Pope Francis Visits the United States

| September 23, 2015

On this occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, occurring 22 September 2015 – 26 September 2015, a prior post on this blog is recalled.  That post of 27 February 2013 was entitled, Pope Pius IX – The Vatican, Lincoln and the Civil War. ————————————— Pope Pius IX – The Vatican, […]

Some Connections to Abraham Lincoln – Really?

| August 3, 2015

As obituaries and death notices appeared in the Harrisburg newspapers in the late 19th century and early 20th century, readers surely noticed the unusual number of references to associations of the decedents to Abraham Lincoln.  How many of the claims were true?  If any blog readers have any evidence to support any of the claims […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 10) – Capt. Frederick M. Yeager

| June 24, 2015

  In 1912, the Hon. James Martin Yeager wrote and published A Brief History of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families and Their Collateral Kindred of Pennsylvania.  Yeager was formerly the President of Drew Seminary for Young Women of Carmel, New York as well as a former Member of the House […]