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Lincoln's Funeral Train Subject of Carthage Club's Discussion
April 16, 2008 - The Carthage Literary Circle met on April 8 at the Henry Henley Public Library. The topic was on Abe Lincoln’s funeral train that had passed through Knightstown on its way to Indianapolis and Springfield, Ill., in April of 1865.
Claire Mercer showed a video about the train and where it went. She had a guest speaker, John Robertson, talk about the stop in Greenfield and his knowledge of that event. Then Mercer led a discussion on the funeral train. Lois Ruth Shields knew an ancestor who had seen the train and shared that memory with her.
Those present were the Mercers, Barbara Proctor, Marlin and Mardell Wilson, Charity Maxwell, Shields, Marlene Eickhoff, Grace Pitts, Joan Gardner, Jackson and Dallas Edwards and Denise Akers.
The next meeting will be May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Jim and Judy Neal will be leading the discussion. The public is invited.
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