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Offline Phidippides

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Lincoln sword stolen
« on: November 13, 2011, 04:54:39 PM »
Copper thieves have stolen the sword from Lincoln's tomb:

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An employee noticed last week that the sword was cut from a statue of a Civil War artillery officer, the (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported Saturday. Officials think the sword was stolen sometime between September and early November.

Nothing had been stolen from the Springfield site, which is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, since the sword on the same statue was taken more than 100 years ago, said Dave Blanchette, a spokesman for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Then, the sword was bronze.

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/11/12/vandals-strike-lincolns-tomb/
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Re: Lincoln sword stolen
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 08:44:04 AM »
Pathetic, if you stop and think about it.
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