Check out my new feature for New Hampshire Magazine about Franklin Pierce: NH's Forgotten President.
Your move, Millard Fillmore.
Do note that while the state did honor Pierce with a statue after fifty years or so, they made sure it was technically on city - not state - ground, as if to say, he's mostly yours, Concord.
So far as I can tell, there are three things worth noting about Wednesday, November 25, 1914. Each of those things appeals to a different kind of person:For big turkey eaters, note that it was the
We're just over a week out from the DC trip and there's lots going on.First: I'm finalizing my DC itinerary. A lot is already in place - I just booked a tour of Washington National Cathedral,
Got a few good photos of the Franklin Pierce statue outside the State House in Concord. I'm working on a longer piece about this statue, which has kind of an interesting story around it. The New
Franklin Pierce Dollar, a photo by bcarlson33 on Flickr. My coworker Stephanie loaned me this piece from the now-scaled-back presidential dollar series.
Franklin Pierce Gravesite, a photo by bcarlson33 on Flickr. at Old North Cemetery, Concord. Visited July 7, 2012.
A number of presidents are considered failures; Franklin Pierce is one of them. But he had a pretty good excuse: everyone in his life was dying around him.
Reading list, a photo by bcarlson33 on Flickr. I have a lot of reading ahead of me for this project.