Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: Grant Memorial

In 1897 Grant's Tomb was completed as the final resting place of former President Ulysses S. Grant. President Grant died in 1885, so it actually took about 12 years to be built and finished.  

19 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never seen that. Looks pretty monumental.

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  2. What did they do with him in the meantime? It is an impressive tomb.

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  3. These kinds of feat would be unusual today !

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  4. Oooh,, a new profile picture! Melikes it :)

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  5. Love your new avatr picture!
    Love this post!

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  6. This is one of the most shortest posting I have ever read.
    Simple , short and very clear

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  7. Well he wasn't going anywhere lol

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  8. Funny how people sometimes are more appreciated after their death than when they're alive. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  9. So why the joke about "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" No one because Mr. and Mrs. Grant are above ground inside, resting in sarcophagi.

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  10. I always enjoy your little bits of history Adam, thank you.

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