Friday, August 7, 2015

Lincoln Never Dies-- Part 3: A Peekskill Connection

On his trip tothe White House in 1861, his train stopped briefly at Peekskill, New York, and for decades this Hudson River town has held a dinner by the local Lincoln Society and last year they reopened the restored train station as the Lincoln Depot Museum.

Most of the actual stations where the funeral train stopped are long gone, but the one in Peekskill is still there.

last year, Tony Czarnecki, a past president of the society heard that someone had built an exact replica of Lincoln's coffin.  In fact, Indiana's Batesville Casket Company is building four..  One is for a museum and the rest will be sent to funeral homes and others who ask to exhibit them.

--Old Secesh

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