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Abe Lincoln returns to Woonsocket
Woonsocket Call ^ | May 2, 2010 | DONNA KENNY KIRWAN

Posted on 05/03/2010 5:56:39 AM PDT by Willie Green

PAWTUCKET — It was 150 years ago this month that then-presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln made a train journey from Providence to Woonsocket where he delivered one of his most significant speeches to a crowd of 1,500.

On May 15, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is making it possible to experience some of the excitement of that historic campaign visit with a special event.

The 150th Abraham Lincoln Train Tour will recreate this journey that was made in 1860 by America's 16th president. Participants will ride on an excursion car on the Providence & Worcester Railroad, the same railway line that carried Lincoln from Providence to Worcester.

With sponsorship from The Times, The Call, and Neighbors publications, and Navigant Credit Union, tickets are now available at a reduced price of $25 per person.

Participants will join “Abraham Lincoln” as he travels once again from Providence to Woonsocket on the Providence & Worcester Railroad. The tour runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The train leaves Amtrak Station, 100 Gaspee St., Providence (across from the Rhode Island Statehouse) at 9:30 a.m. for a four-hour visit to Woonsocket. Passengers are encouraged to dress in period costume.

Along the journey, “Abe” and some of his advisors will be passing through the train to bring to life that historical period, discuss what the landscape looked like at the time, and answer questions about Lincoln's presidency and the politics of the day. Chief Justice Frank J. Williams (ret.), a noted Abraham Lincoln scholar and author, will also be taking part in the event.

Once in Woonsocket, participants will be invited to Harris Hall (now Woonsocket City Hall at 169 Main St.) to hear Lincoln's historic Cooper Union speech. This speech earned Lincoln national acclaim and is considered to be one of his best political oratories. The speech presentations will be at 11 a.m. and again at noon.

The Providence Brigade Band will be playing period music for the tour participants and several National Park Service Rangers will be available to lead walking tours of the city. While in Woonsocket, participants will also have time to visit the Museum of Work & Culture, visit local shops, and dine at one of the many nearby restaurants before the return train ride back to Providence.

Each passenger will receive a signed commemorative print from an original painting of Abraham Lincoln that was done by Blackstone Valley artist Peter Campbell. Each ticket to the event includes a chance to win the original portrait done by Campbell that is valued at $2,000.

Donna Houle, project manager for the BVTC, said “We realized that this year would be the 150th anniversary of the speech that was given by Abraham Lincoln at Harris Hall. Many people don't even realize that Lincoln was ever in Woonsocket, and we wanted to commemorate this special event.” She added, “This was the first time we have brought this train from Providence to Woonsocket.”

Ross Silva, marketing manager for Navigant Credit Union, said “We are proud to support this event and the efforts of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. He added that the credit union is “always here to help our local community and the organizations that serve it.”

For ticket reservations, call the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 724-2200.


TOPICS: History; Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: despot; dishonestabe; godsgravesglyphs; greatestpresident; tyrant; whistlestop; worstpresident

1 posted on 05/03/2010 5:56:39 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
Once in Woonsocket, participants will be invited to Harris Hall (now Woonsocket City Hall at 169 Main St.) to hear Lincoln's historic Cooper Union speech

Lincoln was for slavery before he was against it.

2 posted on 05/03/2010 6:22:25 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: central_va

I love you.


3 posted on 05/03/2010 6:23:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz
I love you.

Ok, let's not get carried away here...

4 posted on 05/03/2010 6:25:10 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: central_va
Lincoln was for slavery before he was against it.

More Southron BS.

5 posted on 05/03/2010 6:26:38 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: central_va

No, man. I mean I really LOVE you.


6 posted on 05/03/2010 6:26:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I love you too.


7 posted on 05/03/2010 6:27:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Total equality was another matter. He did not say they had a right to complete equality with white American citizens. In the September 18, 1858 debate, Lincoln said:

I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And in as much as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.[16]

8 posted on 05/03/2010 6:32:21 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Willie Green

With all due respect to Woonsocket, Lincoln’s Cooper Union address was given the year before at...Cooper Union in New York City and not in Rhode Island. The story seems to imply it was given there.


9 posted on 05/03/2010 6:33:19 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur; central_va; Willie Green

Let’s snuggle.


10 posted on 05/03/2010 6:34:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: central_va
Total equality was another matter.

Let's back up here for a moment. You said Lincoln was for slavery before he was against it. Like Davis and Lee, Lincoln's position on slavery never wavered. But unlike Davis and Lee who approved of the institution, Lincoln was opposed to slavery his whole life, and I'd be very interested in seeing your evidence supporting your claim to the contrary.

11 posted on 05/03/2010 6:35:43 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lazamataz

Sorry to disappoint.


12 posted on 05/03/2010 6:36:41 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.[16]

IYO Are these the words of an abolitionist?

13 posted on 05/03/2010 6:38:13 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Non-Sequitur

He didn’t mean what he said - he rarely ever does. He thought he was being clever, but as usual he missed the mark...


14 posted on 05/03/2010 6:40:15 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr; Lazamataz

That’s a horrible thing to say about our pal Laz...


15 posted on 05/03/2010 6:41:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: rockrr

I love you most of all. Tongue kiss me, lover!


16 posted on 05/03/2010 6:42:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: rockrr
He didn’t mean what he said - he rarely ever does. He thought he was being clever, but as usual he missed the mark...

I would agree with your statement with regards to all of Lincoln's speeches and writings. Best post you ever made!

17 posted on 05/03/2010 6:43:31 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Lazamataz

I love Laz (but we’re not gonna cuddle lol)


18 posted on 05/03/2010 6:44:02 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Sorry to disappoint.


19 posted on 05/03/2010 6:44:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: rockrr
I love Laz (but we’re not gonna cuddle lol)

Please????


20 posted on 05/03/2010 6:46:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: central_va
IYO Are these the words of an abolitionist?

They are.

21 posted on 05/03/2010 6:56:52 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lazamataz

Nothing personal, bunny. But I’m already spoken for.


22 posted on 05/03/2010 6:57:36 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

I will not take no for an answer. And I will NOT be ignored.


23 posted on 05/03/2010 7:02:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Non-Sequitur
"Whereas, Slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States is none other than a most barbarous, unprovoked, and unjustifiable War of one portion of its citizens upon another portion; the only conditions of which are perpetual imprisonment, and hopeless servitude or absolute extermination; in utter disregard and violation of those eternal and self-evident truths set forth in our Declaration of Independence:"

                 -- J. Brown

I thought this is what an abolitionist really sounded like.

24 posted on 05/03/2010 7:06:29 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: central_va
I thought this is what an abolitionist really sounded like.

That is what a nutjob who was also an abolitionist sounded like.

25 posted on 05/03/2010 7:20:42 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lazamataz

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26 posted on 05/03/2010 4:38:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Lazamataz

Trolling an Abe Lincoln thread... that’s priceless.


27 posted on 05/03/2010 6:31:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Non-Sequitur

YOU are obsessed with race and slavery and I do mean obsessed. Were some of your ancestors slaves and why do give a crap about something that happened before you were born? It’s over, get OVER it.


28 posted on 05/04/2010 3:08:30 PM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mojitojoe
YOU are obsessed with race and slavery and I do mean obsessed. Were some of your ancestors slaves and why do give a crap about something that happened before you were born? It’s over, get OVER it.

OK so it was central_va who first raised the subject of slavery and I'm the one whose obsessed with it? You are nothing if not moronic.

29 posted on 05/04/2010 6:12:35 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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