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  • Louis Wigfall
    Louis Trezevant Wigfall's fiery personality
    Louis Trezevant Wigfall’s life of color and intense personality began on April 21, 1816 on his parents’ plantation nearEdgefield, South Carolina. His parents, Levi Durant Wigfall and Eliza Thomson Wigfall, were a socially prominent,...
  • Leave 'em Laughing
    Leave 'em Laughing
    Abraham Lincoln died on this day in 1865. He had been felled the night before by assassin John Wilkes Booth.Lincoln was watching a play,Our American Cousin, at Ford's Theater in Washington, when one of the actresses called for a shawl to...
  • Temptation of Booth
    A not so Good Friday
    On November9, 1863, John T. Ford opened the 1,500-seatFord's Theatre in Washington, D.C., having leased out the previously abandoned First Baptist Church to do so. One of the first leading men to appear there was family friend John Wilkes...
  • Lincoln's murder 150 years ago is commemorated at Ford's Theatre April 14-15
    Lincoln's murder 150 years ago is commemorated at Ford's Theatre April 14-15
    Ford's Theatre commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination and death April 14 and 15,with around-the-clock programming at the theatre where he was shot and the nearby house where he died.Also, President Obama...
  • Stars and Bars
    Birth of the Confederate States of America
    Also known as the Confederacy, the Confederate States of America (CSA) was composed of 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States prior to the Civil War during the years 1860 – 1861. They operated as a separate government until...
  • Covered wagon
    Jeffersonian Democracy
    Following President Jefferson’s successful acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase, a formal ceremony took place in St. Louis to officially transfer ownership of the territory from France to the United States. Over time, this purchase would...
  • 2015 Lincoln MKC
    2015 Lincoln MKC
    By Frank S. WashingtonDETROIT – Lincoln may have turned the corner in making believers out naysayers when it comes to the luxury brand’s survival. Yes, they came up with a smartly designed redo of the MKZ midsize sedan. But that car,...
  • 2015 Lincoln Navigator
    2015 Lincoln Navigator
    By Frank S. WashingtonDETROIT – For a while there, it seemed like the Lincoln Navigator was headed to the trash heap. That’s how long it took the brand to fashion a new generation of the first luxury full-size sport utility. But for...
  • Presidents’ Day and Lincoln at Gettysburg
    Presidents’ Day and Lincoln at Gettysburg
    You can’t think of a historical place in America without also thinking of the great former presidents who have served this nation. In addition to Abraham Lincoln, many other presidents have had significant ties to the borough of Gettysburg,...
  • New Lincoln
    ‘New car smell’ a no-no in China
    For many American buyers, there is nothing like the “new car smell” that accompanies your new purchase.But that’s not the case in China.The Detroit News reports that Lincoln has found that its Chinese customers don’t like...
  • Jefferson Davis
    Dark Day in the South
    Growing up on a farm in Kentucky, Jefferson Davis was the youngest of 10 children and raised in a family filled with Revolutionary War patriots. Three of his older brothers had taken up arms during the War of 1812, with two under the command of...
  • Museum of American Speed: More than a museum for gearheads
    Museum of American Speed: More than a museum for gearheads
    You can search high and low, near and far, but chances are you won't find anything in the world quite like theMuseum of American Speedin Lincoln, Nebraska. Not only will you find cars with power and speed, but with over 135,000 square feet on...
  • Community Appreciation Day
    Community Appreciation Day
    Having the privilege to call Gettysburg your home is rewarding in a number of ways. Aside from having the honor of living in what is known as the nation’s biggest small town, one that played a most crucial role in the American Civil War, you...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln endeavored to show true character
    On January 7, 1861, not only was President Abraham Lincoln dealing with the possibility of civil war breaking out at any time, the mayor of New York had become his nemesis. A pro-Southern Democrat, Fernando Wood addressed the Common Council of New...
  • The 2015 Lincoln MKZ
    The 2015 Lincoln MKZ may just be the new American luxury benchmark
    Lincoln. The original American luxury standard. A portfolio of legendary products that has graced American roads for decades. In recent times, the Dearborn, Michigan based manufacturer has gone through a restructure to revitalize the brand...
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