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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES GREAT GIFT

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(AP) – The State Journal-Register reported a box made from a tree stump on which
Abraham Lincoln purportedly gave one of his earliest political speeches was given 
to the Rochester Historical Preservation Society last week. According to the paper,
Lincoln delivered a speech in the town in 1832, when he campaigned for the State
House.

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Abraham Lincoln in 1832 at 23 years of age.

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JFK BOAT SOLD BIG AT SATURDAY AUCTION

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NEW YORK (AP) – A mahogany speedboat that belonged to John F. Kennedy
sold for $75,000, and a flight suit that belonged to CIA operative Francis Gary Powers sold for $2,750 Saturday at
a New York auction of Kennedy-era
memorabilia
.

The sale at Guernsey’s included a wide array of Camelot-era lots, including documents, photos, stationery and even inscribed sterling silver baby toothbrushes.

A rocking chair that Kennedy used in the White House, specially made for
him because of a back injury, sold for $30,000.


      
     

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by Guernsey's, John F. Kennedy is at the wheel of his speedboat, Restofus.   Hot memorabilia with a Cold War theme, including property of the late President John F. Kennedy and CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers, is being featured at an auction in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
In this undated photo, John F. Kennedy is at the wheel of his
speedboat, Restofus.

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ANCHOR RECOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1983

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The anchor of the USS Monitor, from the American
Civil War, was retrieved by divers on this day in 1983.

The USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship commissioned by
the Union Navy
in February of 1862. It was lost at sea, December
31, 1862. The wreck was located August 27, 1973.

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Model of USS Monitor.

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WASHINGTON ARTIFACT GOES ON DISPLAY

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Charles Wilson Peale’s portrait of Washington commemorating the victory at Princeton.

(FoxNews) – The storied blue sash worn by George Washington (above) during
the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the
American Revolution. The sash, on loan from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of
Ethnography and Archaeology, was rediscovered several years ago by Dr.
Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum of
the American Revolution. Mead found the artifact at the Peabody Museum,
where it had essentially been hidden in plain sight for decades. He spent years
studying the sash before concluding that it was indeed the one worn by
Washington.

The sash (below) which is on display until Oct. 9, is featured with a 1776 portrait
of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, which depicts him
wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum.

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Washington’s uniform sash.

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George Washington depicted in the Battle of Princeton.

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COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1964 ~

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According to collectors,  you can still buy a copy of this issue for
about $67.95.

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