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Dolley Madison Sends A Telegram

As “The Widow Dolley”, Mrs. Madison was the most famous woman in the country. Mrs. Madison: Dowager Washingtonian When James Madison died at 85, Dolley was 68, and still in good health. Montpelier, their Virginia plantation was failing however, due … 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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