President Lincoln Returns to Peekskill
Lincoln Society commemorates 151st Anniversary of Lincoln's stop in Peekskill on the way to his inauguration.
Â Â Â ByÂ Stu BayerÂ February 19, 2012
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Abraham Lincoln famously traveled by train to his inauguration in Washington, D.C. 151 years ago. He stopped in Peekskill where he made a brief speech to the crowd that had gathered.
The Lincoln Society in Peekskill re-enacted the event Saturday morning and the "president-elect," strikingly portrayed by local resident Michael Griest, walked alongside Civil War re-enactors and Lincoln Society members dressed in period clothing. Griest then recreated Lincoln's brief speech before a large crowd.
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