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Benjamin Harrison and the Body Snatchers

Grave robbing, and its cousin, body snatching has been around since antiquity. Grave Robbers and Body Snatchers Archaeologists always sigh at the amount of priceless treasure and artifacts and history  lost over the centuries to grave robbers who search tombs … Continue reading

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Benjamin Harrison and the Washington Centennial. And Me.

The 100th anniversary of George Washington’s Inaugural Centennial in New York City was a very big deal. The Inauguration of George Washington George Washington was elected unanimously and with no opposition.  Everyone was enthusiastic about the new President of the … Continue reading

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John Hay, TR and Lincoln’s Hair

John Hay had just graduated from Brown University when he met Abraham Lincoln. Hay and Lincoln John Hay (1838-1905) was the nephew of Milton Hay, an Illinois attorney and friend of Abraham Lincoln, nominated in 1860 as the Republican candidate … Continue reading

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William Howard Taft and the Bathtub(s)

William Howard Taft was a big baby who became a big boy who became a very big man. WHT: The Big Guy William Howard Taft (1857-1930) came from a very prominent Cincinnati, Ohio family. His father had served in Grant’s … Continue reading

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Caroline Harrison: White House Artist

In the late 1880s, bustles were in fashion, and Caroline Harrison was the most “bustling” of all the First Ladies Mrs. Harrison: Domestic Diva Most women today will readily admit to disliking the drudgery of housework, to include cooking and … Continue reading

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The Family Feud of the Second Mrs. Harrison

Benjamin Harrison and his second wife, Mary Lord Dimmick created a near-scandal when they married, and the family never forgave them. The Twenty-Third President’s Menage When Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) came to the White House in 1889, he brought a large … Continue reading

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Caroline Harrison Electrifies The White House

   New York City was electrified n the early 1880s, but the White House would not be on the grid until 1891. Benjamin Harrison Arrives in Washington Incumbent Democrat Grover Cleveland was running for a second term against Republican Benjamin … Continue reading

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