Mile Marker 43 Moving

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts is moving to preserve one of Franklin’s mile markers from the postal system of 1767:   Article Site Shrewsbury – Last November, Shrewsbury’s Board of Selectmen approved a proposal to move one of two Benjamin Franklin Mile Markers (Milestone Marker #43) from its current location near the on-ramp to I-290 East on Main …

Continue reading ‘Mile Marker 43 Moving’ »

Ward Larkin at Cape May Courthouse (NJ)

COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society will be throwing open its doors to welcome Benjamin Franklin as part of the Cape May Mitten Festival. “Cape Bank has generously agreed to sponsor the appearance of J. Ward Larkin, a well-known interpreter of Benjamin Franklin,” said Sheila McCloy-Nuss, museum curator. Larkin is …

Continue reading ‘Ward Larkin at Cape May Courthouse (NJ)’ »

Franklin Hall, Asheville NC

This article contains this reference: Built in 1921, the house was named Franklin Hall by its third resident, Dr. C. Ray Franklin, a direct descendent of founding father Benjamin Franklin, according to current owner Jim Taylor, a retired business executive. Franklin and his wife, Ruth, bought the brick, slate-roofed manse in 1977 and sold it …

Continue reading ‘Franklin Hall, Asheville NC’ »

Tobyhanna Township and BF’s Travels

Franklin and His Travels The Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township sponsored an interesting-looking talk on Franklin’s travels. http://tobyhannatwphistory.org/calendar.html#jul17 The grave of Polly Stevenson is not far from this area; perhaps this association or the speaker, Bruce Denlinger, could be involved in learning more about that.  

Alexander D. Bache, Great-Grandson

  from an Article in PilotOnline.com, 4/14/2014.   Granite monuments set more than 150 years ago mark a baseline surveyed on the Outer Banks. A ceremony on April 11, 2014, honored the work done by survey team leader Alexander D. Bache, a great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. (Courtesy of the National Park Service)   By Jeff …

Continue reading ‘Alexander D. Bache, Great-Grandson’ »

Waterbury Library Statue

Announcement from CT Trust for Historic Preservation (from Facebook): We will be writing a State Register nomination for the Benjamin Franklin statue located in front of the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury for our Creative Places Trail. The statue was created by Connecticut sculptor, Paul Wayland Bartlett and completed in 1921. It was cast in …

Continue reading ‘Waterbury Library Statue’ »

Bethlehem, PA: Sun Inn

The list of famous guests who visited the Historic Sun Inn in Bethlehem in the 18th century reads like a “Who’s Who” of the American Revolution — George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Ethan Allen. Read more: here

Franklin’s Grave Site, Over Time

I see why I didn’t notice the plaque about Francis till yesterday – it wasn’t there till recently. I would appreciate actual facts, but here are photos of the gravesite at various times. Clicking and opening each image will display it full-sized. I consider Find A Grave photos more reliable than others, and photos I …

Continue reading ‘Franklin’s Grave Site, Over Time’ »