Check out my new feature for New Hampshire Magazine about Franklin Pierce: NH's Forgotten President.
Your move, Millard Fillmore.
The road construction in downtown Concord has taken its toll on the Franklin Pierce statue outside the New Hampshire statehouse.
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
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
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
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.