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Lincoln showing at Fuller Hall (Free and open to the public)

   

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Arnold D. Langmaid, Danville’s oldest man number two

On Wednes­day, March 27, 2013, the Soci­ety awarded the sec­ond old­est man liv­ing in Danville award to Arnold D. Lang­maid of North Danville. He is our num­ber two old­est, because we had missed him in our ear­lier search for Danville’s … Con­tinue read­ing

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Dec 1862–A Resurrected Peninsula Campaign Suffers a Bloody Death

By Gary Far­row, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety With the armies expected to shut down for the win­ter, Decem­ber was antic­i­pated to be a quiet month, but Lin­coln had other ideas. Decem­ber 20, 1862 North Star–The War The Bat­tle of Fred­er­icks­burg Our war … Con­tinue read­ing

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Nov 1862–America’s Little Napoleon Meets His Waterloo

By Gary Far­row, Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Novem­ber 15, 1862 North Star–Removal of Gen. McClel­lan The lat­est mil­i­tary change is the removal of Gen. McClel­lan from the army of the Potomac, and the appoint­ment of Gen. Burn­side in his stead. The … Con­tinue read­ing

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Sep 1862–Lincoln’s Cockamamie Idea; Rebels at the Doorstep; the Constitution Takes a Beating

By Gary Far­row, Danville VT His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety The times were very bleak indeed for the North: the Pres­i­dent was flop­ping around on the race ques­tion; a shock­ingly swift mil­i­tary rever­sal had just occurred in the east; and the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment … Con­tinue read­ing

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Greenbank’s Hollow Annual Burn poster

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Raising Israel Randall

Local his­to­rian con­jec­tures a life not found in the his­tory book By Sharon Lakey “The ideal his­to­rian goes to the mouth of the tomb, cries: “Lazarus, come forth!” and sets him that was dead for ages, blink­ing and pas­sion­ate, in the sun.” … Con­tinue read­ing

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Link to new Thaddeus Stevens video

To view a short his­tor­i­cal video on the Cale­do­nia Iron works in Penn­syl­va­nia, which was owned by Thad­deus Stevens, click on this here

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Newsletter, January 2012

This month’s newslet­ter focuses on what the His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety accom­plished dur­ing 2011 with part­ing words from Paul Chouinard, who will be step­ping down in March from the pres­i­dency. Three elected and one non-elected posi­tions are avail­able and the Soci­ety invites … Con­tinue read­ing

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Janet’s new calendar

A Local’s Per­spec­tive By Sharon Lakey Last year, Janet Car­son, one of Danville’s excel­lent pho­tog­ra­phers, put out her first cal­en­dar. For every­one that was lucky enough to get one, they enjoyed a whole year of Danville pho­tos. We enjoyed ours … Con­tinue read­ing

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