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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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‘’THE FIRST OVAL OFFICE’’ GOES ON DISPLAY

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(FoxNews) – A stunning artifact from the Revolutionary War – General George Washington’s field tent – will go on display when the Museum of the American
Revolution opens its doors in April.

Dubbed “the first Oval Office,” the canvas tent will be the cornerstone of the Philadelphia-based Museum’s collection of approximately 3,000 Revolutionary
War-era artifacts.

The museum’s opening on April 19 will be the first time in decades that the tent
has been on public display.

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IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE!

The Guest House at Graceland


Architectural drawing of The Guest House at Graceland.

(AP) – Elvis Presley used to dream about building a guest house at his
Graceland property, for friends who would visit the rock ‘n’ roll icon in
Memphis.

Presley didn’t get to see his dream come true, but his fans will. The
Guest House at Graceland is a six-story, 450-room hotel, opening Oct.
27 just steps from Presley’s former home. The exterior, with columns,
arches and a portico, evokes the feel of a comfortable Southern
Colonial home, but the interior design and amenities are modern.

Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, and Graceland was eventually turned
into a museum. Priscilla Presley, the singer’s former wife and a caretaker
of his legacy, said Elvis had made plans to build a guest house as far back
as 1960. But it was never built, so when people visited Graceland, they
would stay at a Howard Johnson’s down the street.

"This luxury hotel is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since
we opened in 1982," Priscilla said Monday. "This is huge … I feel that it’s
just so right for fans, and our guests, and tourists."

 

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