Established by an act of Congress in 1866, the 116 acre Vicksburg National Cemetery holds the remains of 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers. The cemetery has been closed for burials since May 1961, except to those individuals who had reserved space for interment prior to that time.
I remember the bicentennial year very well, but I wasn’t around for the Sesqui-Centennial. Given the hoopla in 1976, I can only imagine what a big deal this was in 1926! It seems that folk these days tend to believe we’re one big happy planet (rather than a collection of nations), so 2026 just might go by unnoticed.
Matador is situated at the entrance of the History and Traditions Classroom at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. This is one of the new type of Guided Missiles, which denotes the newest phase of Air Research and development.
It’s difficult to overstate the esteem in which the American public once held George Washington, and this embossed postcard is a clear indication of that reverence. Though unsigned, the artwork was likely done by Ellen Clapsaddle, as many of her works included the “Painting only copyrighted by S. Garre” marking found here.