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Local historians celebrate 16th President?s bicentennial

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association hosts a birthday bash Thursday in honor of Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial. Music, exhibits, lectures and cake will be presented at the Silas Wright House in Canton starting at 11am. Todd Moe talks with local Lincoln expert Terry Niles who will give a talk about some of the little known stories from Lincoln's early life, including his first courtroom experience and the duel he almost fought.  Go to full article
President Lincoln, portrayed by John Baylis, of Cassville, NY.
President Lincoln, portrayed by John Baylis, of Cassville, NY.

Living a Lincoln-esque life

The SLCHA is planning a year-long tribute to Lincoln, including an appearance by the former president at the annual Civil War Reenactment in July. A few years ago, Todd Moe caught up with Lincoln impersonator John Baylis, of Cassville, NY. He's an expert on Lincoln's life and the Civil War era.  Go to full article
John Baylis portrays President Lincoln
John Baylis portrays President Lincoln

Preview: Civil War Weekend in Massena

One of the largest Civil War reenactments in the region takes place at Robert Moses State Park in Massena this weekend. Music, cannon fire, military drills and campfire stories are part of the event. More than 5,000 men from St. Lawrence County enlisted in the Civil War, and New York contributed more soldiers to the war than any other state. Todd Moe caught up with John Baylis, of Cassville, NY, during last summer's event. Baylis, who has studied Lincoln's life for years, will portray "Honest Abe" again this weekend.  Go to full article
President Lincoln, portrayed by John Baylis, will deliver an  address this Sunday morning at the Massena Center Cemetery honoring local Civil War veterans.
President Lincoln, portrayed by John Baylis, will deliver an address this Sunday morning at the Massena Center Cemetery honoring local Civil War veterans.

Preview: Civil War Weekend in Massena

One of the largest Civil War reenactments in the region takes place at Robert Moses State Park in Massena this weekend. Music, cannon fire, military drilling and campfire stories are part of the event. More than 5,000 men from St. Lawrence County enlisted in the Civil War, and New York contributed more soldiers to the war than any other state. Todd Moe caught up with John Baylis, of Cassville, NY, who will portray President Lincoln this weekend.  Go to full article

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