Alexander D. Bache, Great-Grandson

  from an Article in, 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Mileposts in Bethlehem

A nice report on the Mileposts near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is online at Here is an excerpt: I was reminded of all this today when we went on a hunt in Woodbury and Bethlehem for Benjamin Franklin milestones. My wife is working on a research project regarding these mile markers, which were first set up …

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