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150th anniversary of Lincoln assassination: Former York countian in Ford’s Theater on night president was shot

York County, Pa., learned about Abraham Lincoln’s death later the next day after the Friday, April 14, shooting. Chief Burgess David Small issued the protocol for the day, as seen on this handbill. Also of interest: Lincoln’s funeral train in … Continue reading

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Easter 1865 came in a season of conflict for York County, America

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train followed this route on the Northern Central Railway through York County, Pa. It stopped in New Freedom to pick up Pennsylvania Gov. Andrew Curtin and in York, Pa.’s station. Lincoln’s death brought mourning to Easter in … Continue reading

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