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Who's in Grant's Tomb? In 1893, no one was!

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  • Bob Huddleston
    On April 23, 1897, Harper’s Weekly featured a cartoon about the slowness of New York City in completing Grant’s Tomb. The general had died in 1885 and the
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      On April 23, 1897, Harper’s Weekly featured a cartoon about the slowness of
      New York City in completing Grant’s Tomb. The general had died in 1885 and
      the funeral procession to the temporary site had drawn over a 1 ½
      spectators. But the project languished for a decade. It was finally
      completed and dedicated on what would have been the general’s seventy-fifth
      birthday, April 27, 1897. It is the largest mausoleum in North America and
      the second largest in the Western Hemisphere.

      You can see the caustic cartoon about the dilatoriness of Father
      Knickerbocker at
      http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/harp/0423.html

      Take care,

      Bob

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