Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Freedom Train Carried History To All Americans

“The Spirit of 1776” was a red, white and blue train that travelled across the U.S. in the 1940s offering the opportunity for Americans to see historic documents they might not have had access to otherwise.

Drawing of Freedom Train Interior Photo Credit

It held some of the most important artifacts in possession of the United States, including: The Emancipation Proclamation, the flag that was used in the famous Iwo Jima photograph, the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, a letter from Christopher Columbus and George Washington’s original copy of the Constitution.

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