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#289937 - 07/17/18 01:25 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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NOW it it definitely protected......Back when I was in elementary school....... cordoned off but they still allowed people to touch it.....earlyy 70's.

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#289938 - 07/17/18 01:48 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: CJK]
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https://www.nps.gov/inde/learn/historyculture/stories-libertybell.htm

The above gives a rundown on the history of the Liberty Bell - surprising and interesting facts...

I was surprised to learn that the LB was not involved at all in the events of the Revolutionary War (as a career NPSer, you would think I would know better).


Edited by hikermor (07/17/18 01:51 PM)
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#290432 - 09/08/18 08:26 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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How funny. . .

Wildman800 remarked:

"I am still highly upset over President Kennedy’s funereal being shown on TV instead of Captain Kangaroo!!!!"

That would be the event I remember. Sitting in front of a black and white television watching just exactly that. . .(Well, maybe not that Capt. Kangaroo was preempted, but watching the funeral procession, the horse drawn caisson, and the infamous riderless horse with backward boots.

November 25, 1963.

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