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Washington, DC Task Force Releases Name Change Recommendations for Monuments, Schools
"Surrounds DC monuments to the founding fathers and whether they should be moved or put into historical context. That's the upshot of recommendations made by the mayor's task force known as D. C. Faces, It suggests more than 150 City landmarks be renamed More from W T O peace. Meghan Chlorine You want to see the Jefferson Memorial's name changed. What about the Washington Monument or Columbus Circle? Those were some of the federal locations whose namesake are identified as men who participated in the slavery or oppression of others. A working group reported to D. C Mayor Muriel Bowser. There are 150 locations in the city that it could rename for others. Including 78 streets, whose names you'll likely no well. Foxhall, Upshur and Brentwood, 12 parks and playgrounds, some name for Presidents James Monroe and William Henry Harrison and Guy Mason. Mason. And And many many schools schools Woodrow Woodrow Wilson Wilson High, High, Zachary Zachary Taylor Taylor Elementary, Elementary, Van Van Ness Ness Elementary Elementary and and Thomas Thomas Jefferson Jefferson Middle. Middle. The The group group recommends recommends the the city city rename, rename, remove remove or or contextualized contextualized contextualized locations locations locations to to to fit fit fit with with with DCs DCs DCs values values values of of of equity equity equity and and and diversity. diversity. diversity. See See See the the the full full full list. list. list. W W W t t t o o o p p p dot dot dot com com com Meghan Meghan Meghan Cloherty Cloherty Cloherty w w w T T T o o o p p p News. News. News. Meantime, Confederate named
"william henry harrison" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Was because of e C booze and old cabin whiskey. Yeah. So you can thank William Henry Harrison shortest president ever. For or shortest president tenure you're. Yeah. Okay. So a few quick facts about them other than what I already shared. He was the last president born to a British citizen or he was the last president. Born as a British subject. Sorry. So he was actually born in Britain last president born that way. Everybody else born in America from then on his father Benjamin Harrison the fifth. was actually a signer of the declaration of independence. And he is known his father is known as the signer. The reason of that. He's doing this a signer to distinguish from his great grandson Benjamin, Harrison who also became president. They referred to Benjamin Harrison, the V as the signer. So as to not confuse people and wait hold up a president signed a declaration of that doesn't make any sense how He was. So Harrison was also the fifth. Of, Virginia born President for while they thought Virginia was kind of a dynasty. We still have the most presidents born in Virginia right I believe. So yes, listen to President from Virginia, which is weird boast astronauts from Ohio because they're trying to get off this damn plans. For Way too long I need to get the fuck. Office. Harrison was the first president to arrive in Washington DC for his inauguration by train. I one and his inauguration is still the longest in American history. Eight thousand four hundred fifty five words. I don't think it will be as long as Elliot's next episode. It took him nearly two hours to read on that cold rainy day. And Just weeks after. Reading that he developed called. That soon, turned into pneumonia she was treated with opium. Castor oil. Changes and and let's not leave out Virginia snake. We'd Virginia's Nick We'd ever. None none of which helped obviously which probably contributed to him die. He was the first American President to die in office very first. And so served the shortest term thirty, one days, twelve hours. And thirty minutes and then he died so in this is. And then he general, they were logged like literally cabin. This is one of the my I. Want One we need to. Actually really they don't you can get them as cheaply as twenty to fifty bucks on Ebay. Okay never mind I stand corrected we need to get one dave. For Bar and by we you mean, get on it. It's your bar. I, just want to drink something out of it my birthday. Especially Dave. Get me one anyway. You can also get them on St for like twenty five bucks. Are they real ones oh? Yeah. They real ones. Just. Replica and so there are no replicas are actually super cheap like replicas or like ten twelve bucks. Like ACTU- there, you've got one that is Fifty Bucks for sale. thinking. That's expensive for a bottle. That has no were. Yeah I mean it's yeah. Well. But for decoration thing. Yeah I use eight you fill it up with other alcohol and it's like a talk show up with more old old cabin. There you go. legit up more things then I'll be done here. So his wife Anna. was. Officially. The first lady obviously but she had been ill when he took office. and. So she was kind of taking care of their affairs back in Indiana before she moved to. Washington. kind of like Trump's wife Melania stayed in New York for a while kind of getting their affairs finished up in New York, laying their son finish school things like that or renegotiating their pre-nup whatever you want believe. Absolutely. Thank God thank God he's gone. So, she was getting their affairs in order and packing up the house to move to Washington. When her husband died, Tongo Anna never set foot in the White House. Never set foot in the White House. But. Obviously. John Tyler was the vice president he became president and he actually signed a bill providing a twenty five thousand dollar grant. For the president's widow. Basically a pension. And there's generally not pension for former first ladies but of the President of died in office, they all receive this. Odd. I think the money changed over year the amount changed annoying. Yeah. But last last fun fact about this about William Henry. Harrison is. In thousand thirty, one Ripley's believe it or not not kind of a curiosity of presidential history. So since Harrison every president elected in a year that ended in the year two zero, every twenty years Had died in office Lincoln was in eighteen, sixty, Garfield eighteen, eighty, McKinley, one, thousand, nine, hundred and Warren g harding nineteen twenty, and so since Harrison was the first in that line. There was this popular legend that sprang up called the the the curse of tippecanoe. So, basically, the way this works obviously hearing Harrison huge racist killed Indians. Canoe. said that he was it's it's almost like the whole country was built on an ancient Indian burial ground. So people said that Harrison was probably cursed by chief Tecumseh. Yeah or his brother, a tank. I can't pronounce really well, Tanks Wattana. Tanks what tower. Also known as the Prophet. After Harrison, defeated him and the Shawnee at the battle of tippecanoe in eighteen eleven. So remember we said Tippecanoe and Tyler too well,.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Welcome back to shadow history on. Stephanie I am the. deft to heat. Calvin. Go I'm Calvin. I'm Ellie. Dave this is only the second episode who like this? Yeah. It's going to be that kind of day I. don't eat. So what it's always that day when we shot a history of truly is yeah we. We enjoy ourselves. Immensely we do. I have honestly missed this. Will You my? You know I hope next time maybe we can actually get together and you know that'd be really. Spray cove at all over each other. Well. You know if you've been doing what you're supposed to be doing nobody should have Komet, right? Yes. Exactly. I stay at home literally like ninety nine point nine percent of time, and then when I have to go out, I, wear a mask and stay the fuck away from people 'cause they're all disgusting. Everybody is gross. So hopefully, we won't really WANNA hang out with you guys I, really WanNa hang out with you guys, but everybody's gross you. Just. You know everybody else just you know you Kelvin. Everyone. I obviously didn't mean every walk. The inner circle guys? Okay. Said de-fund the police. I didn't meet those police. No not the good ones. Me Way. So Kelvin is going to be our historian today. What are we talking about what? Okay. All right. I. I'm waking. Up. On. Book Report Day Asia rally around me here for those one. I read island of the Blue Dolphins. Okay. All right now. Have you guys ever woken up on Book Report Day like Oh? No. No because I always did Monday night before. Right I was like the nerd who was so excited about writing the book report that I did it like right away like early read this book like Twenty Times. So I knew I would have raised the book and then about two weeks later, I have to read it again in one day because I needed to report. Of You. Well, there you go. Different. Kinds. I'd be I'd be your teaching. Definitely. Wise the PUCK report longer than the book I don't. Look. What Happens when you're a kid and lake, you're so fucking weird that you really don't have any friends. Books were my friends man. Understood. I. Well before we before we talk though aren't we supposed to everybody raise a glass. I'm going to raise the giant Pepsi this I. I decided to make a bad decision. I'm having some knob creek at single barrel hundred, twenty proof of knocking on your ass fool and I'm drinking it out of my official Pentagon. ooh Pentagon shock glass. Fancy. All the way through the front during my episode. So. When you do a shot, do you summon a demon like is that how that works because at the Pentagon does that? Hit the ground grab. Tentacles NT big difference. Huge. Ellie you brought this on yourself. Do my now. Fun fact about the Pentagon that has nothing to do with the episode on not to do Pentagon has twice as many bathrooms as necessary because it was built during. Separate equal. So I thought you were GonNa say it had five sides which was like, yeah that's not really an interesting fact because. Most of the Pentagon is underground. ooh that. Anyway. Here's here's. Where he drank mine. Just drink more, I don't know man at the. Agency that I was going to want a drink no, it was dead. It was. GonNa. WanNa drink in the middle callans and you're already right. We've only just begun. League so That's that took four minutes and thirty four seconds that. That's What are we talking to you today because this episode is actually going to be kind of brief. As you all know I, like talking about presidents here in their Jefferson. On and today I want to talk about William Henry Harrison. Henry here's the reason this episode is going to be short. Out Has the shortest. These shortest tenure as president He was elected gave a very long in our inaugural speech in the rain. And he pledged that he would not serve. A second term he died thirty one days later. Thank you for coming to thank you for coming to Ted Talk. BLAME IT ON. Radio. him. Musical Stinging, Dave singing. We're GONNA call we are. Let's okay from now on this entire episode musical and we're going to call it. jazzy totally. Missed his shot. Anyhow I don't know if there would ever be a rap musical about this guy's life. So most presidents when we think about a president's obviously. we can look at. Their their presidency we can look back at it. We can kind of. Look at it from different angles see what what accomplish, what they didn't accomplish how they were received, and since he died thirty one days into office. And he was the he was the first A. Pause for a second. Okay. We'll fill the space with WHO else wants. A he was the night president. August. Leaving out. Okay. So I'll I'll pick back up. We love to do this editing there. GotTa say by the way. So Presidents you can kind of look at at their tenure they accomplished when they didn't accomplish what they were well received or not. You know what kind of relationship they had with foreign countries and because Harrison died thirty one days into his presidency is generally a president who is completely unranked. We have no idea what he would have done so. He could have been great or he could have been trash, but he didn't have enough time to either right and but the funny thing is nobody very few people consider the life of the President before they I was GonNa say I was I was Gonna say like you could probably guess what he was going to do based on. All the shit that he did before he took office. Yeah he was born and just became president and then died thirty one days later he had for that and based on the fact that he still gave a long speech in the rain. When people died of cold do right yeah. Not The best judgment. The smartest guy? No I'm hope I'm. Depending on how November works out this year. For Rain. Didn't it rain on the last inauguration day not long enough. Anyway. So Harrison actually was elected primarily on the strength of his military background. So Andrew Jackson had been elected for the for the same reason but his heroes as a military leader and as an Indian site. Aka Racist Right. It's funny because I read about Harrison in one book. That's. Just don't know much about presidents. Here's kind of an overview and I read another book that I love. If you have not seen this book on shelves, it's called Prudential. And it's about all the presidents and how they interacted with people of Color. So it'd be costing US presidential is like Oh. This fucker was super ACIS he killed as many native Americans as he possibly could, and then when he couldn't find any native employees. Yes If it's not Barack Obama the answer. Is Yes. Anyway so He killed a lot of native Americans He was actually the governor of the Indiana territory..
"william henry harrison" Discussed on Ghostly
"The sound right. Drop a good job with the sound. I didn't even hear stuff. I can't stop. I didn't even hear what you said. I was just so excited to hear the sound of this. So Rebecca you got me I got you. You're ready I'm ready and go. The numbers. Do not support this. The numbers of people that potentially saw these things are so small compared to how many people have worked at the White House. It just I mean. There is a margin of error when when we're talking about science. There is a margin of error. These people could have that margin of error. It doesn't mean that there is a ghost it doesn't mean that there's anything supernatural. The White House is a very historic place. Being that there's been so much history there people are probably more prone especially if you're working there by yourself late at night like your story was You you didn't say that that was true but if you're working there alone I mean that's gotta be Kinda creepy being in a big facility. That could you know have five hundred employees and you're the only one. Yeah I get creeped out if I look too long for clothes in the closet. Oh she got blown last thing you want to say. I'll let you know that's it. That's it okay on your dying so i WanNa thank you so much for listening. Please share us with your friends and family as we always say because word of mouth is our best advertisement. Yup absolutely come see us at sea to eat too if you can will be there everyday. Friday Friday February Twenty Eighth Saturday the twenty ninth and March first and remember on the twenty ninth. Two o'clock fountain downstairs McCormick place. We will be there for Fan. Meet up but if you're there yeah any of those days messages on on facebook or or Instagram or twitter or email us at INFO at ghostly. Podcast doc you got it and we will both set up wolf. We'll come find you. We'll give you a a button. Yeah and and you know we might be making some videos while were there. That's the hope. The hope is to make some videos. also please make sure that you check out grossly podcast dot com to see all of our show notes Rebecca does a great job with all of them. She posts links to everything. All of our research cynical pictures. Cool pictures video. Sometimes I mean everything. We've got a lot of stuff up there and I just would love for you to check it out and see it for yourself at least once yes so we will be talking about the old Chicago City cemetery on the next episode that comes out on March fourth. This is the craziest thing I am going to give you. A clue okay. It's similar in some ways to the story of the movie poltergeist. It is. Yeah I'm that. Tell them why though actually because they left a bunch of bodies married they never move the bodies they still discover bodies now so It is definitely. It's one of the reasons why Chicago is considered one of the most haunted places on earth. Yeah and it's a story that isn't necessarily told as much as you would imagine. No and we haven't done a good. Chicago Ghost story in a while so excited to get back home. Yes to talk about stuff on March fourth. Yes very excited Yup. So until next time stay grossly.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on Ghostly
"Are one hundred percent accurate in their in their tales. Of what they're saying. Also these things can You know the White House is a very big building right. You've been there. I have never been there. I have been there is a big. No no it's actually so much smaller than you think it is like okay. I mean I'm not saying that. It's not big but like when we think like mansion White House like it's gotta be huge. It's America Cut America's house. Yeah really not that big. It's I mean for that like it's surprising. They've added a lot of other annexes. And that's like other buildings where people work. The actual White House itself is smaller than you may think. Yeah like the vice. President doesn't stay in the White House. I always thought that growing up. You know the president and the vice president live in the same place but that would be kind of silly. What if there was a bomb or something right okay? But anyways I'm just saying percentage based it doesn't really mean is much to me when I start thinking of it in a bigger picture like this but also the hacking coughing sound could be something moving it could be you know. It could be somebody else there that they hear an echo of I mean I could debate a lot of these individual facts but I would rather go on the numbers okay. So what's your what's your final number then. Zero to ten of believability for Harrison H W H H H H H I. It's not just predicted. I'm guessing you'RE GONNA say Zero Today Zero. I'm giving it a giving it a A six and a half six and a half. Okay all right so because here's the thing here's my second one okay. Eriksson is not the only ghost that's said to haunt the attic. Okay so maybe they're fighting. Maybe if he's got his sword I don't know I don't so now. This is from a website. Culture races haunted home. So that's I'm I'm quoting her here. Who'S THERESA I dunno some research into the haunted areas? It's a pretty cool websites. I recommend go check it out In Seventeen Ninety David Burns. This is like this this rabbit hole. The original owner of the White House property was forced to give up his land in order to build the iconic presidential home. As you said that was not the very first one that one this is now we're Washington. This is where atoms and after he would die nine years later apparently carrying a chip on his shoulder throughout his afterlife. Fdr's Valet may have been the first person to publicly come forward with his account encounter with David Burns. He heard someone say his name and when he turned to see who it was there was no one there however he heard a loud voice in his ear. Say I am Mister Burns excellent exit? I missed it. I can't do. It Burns them. I've been trying. I can't do ten years later. Security Guard working under the Truman Administration. Also heard the voice saying I missed it. Burns no doesn't work with him and assumed it. The Voice of James Burns Secretary of state. Why would because you would assume someone that's alive but why would why would the secretary state walk into the room? Go maybe say that would be we. It's crazy do you. Walk into like Mr Barrington Mr Harrington the voices also been hurt in the Yellow Oval Room. Which at one time served as Abraham Lincoln's library and is quite haunted in its own right Seemingly coming from the attic above But it has also been heard in the attic as well especially in the area over the Yellow Oval Room. So this one is a voice. Okay so my question to you is. How much research did you do into this? David Byrne sky and nothing. So what I'm going to say is that so Washington was George Washington was one of the people that planned out making the White House right and Everybody loved him. Everybody probably in this burns. I'm imagining that. He gave him a pretty decent deal. he was a tobacco farmer. Toback and I'm sure that Washington gave him a pretty pretty decent deal so I first of all don't believe that he would hold a grudge over. This did Washington own no was Washington. That was they can do. Go sheeting I believe so. Actually 'cause he plotted where the land would be. He picked the land foreign but that was for the original. Wasn't it oh I guess maybe not because it was. He was president up until seventeen ninety seven. He never actually served in the White House right now. I know that Yeah Okay so yes oh sorry Washington. So I'm sure he would have given him a pretty decent deal For his land because he was a farmer as well So I'm thinking that I I don't know if this David Burns actually had grievance against them building the White House on his land but okay maybe maybe his ghost does maybe ghost. Is You know misinformed or something like that again. Not many people have heard this Mr Burns guy. Well people have come forward and there's been people that have worked for some pretty big administrations. I don't know I just believe that if you hear something like that you could be mistaken. And we're talking you know years and years inbetween hearing that so and who knows if the later people the the Truman administration if they had actually heard of you know the the what was it Fdr's Valet Talking about Mister Burns are not. Yeah I suppose we don't know other than he wasn't his first assumption like he assumed it was an actual person and then there wasn't anybody there. Yes yeah interesting all right so ready for the last one so where we are going to take a bit of a rabbit hole history just because I also found a super interesting story. I wanted to share So the last go citing that's related to Harrison is actually his vice president. John Tyler also is said to haunt the White House to Tyler to write C. Here yeah tippecanoe Tyler. To He also couldn't just let Harrison have all the ghostly fun. I thought it was like that. They they made a clone of Tyler Tyler to know not tyler. One Tyler to Tyler T. Oh Okay yes so. As you mentioned it was the first vice president to take over as president which he did when Harrison died he had also been a Democrat but switched to wig and so just neither party liked him he was just not liked basically so s so he also soon. After this all happen lost his wife. Lati- The tesol Attiyah Mature To a stroke so Washington was against him. He basically knew right away. He had no chance of reelection and he lost his wife. He kinda went a little crazy in my opinion. Okay just my thought Basically he fell in love Fell head over heels in love with the woman thirty years his junior four months after his wife died her name was Julia Gardiner and surprised she was wealthy. Tyler was not and had posed in a magazine advertisement secretly and scandalously as a teenager And earned the nickname. The rows of Long Island Long Island rose yes He spent several years courting her and propose marriage several times. The first time was in the Blue Room of the White House. She rejected his proposal but she did not cut off ties and her parents actually really liked him. I mean again. The president's interested in your daughter thirty years older I mean and you know but he's president Eventually he did manage to woo her and get her to marry him This was after there was like a big dramatic thing where they run a ship and the Potomac and they were testing out this like gun and They get basically backfired and killed a bunch of people on the boat Including like the Secretary of state the secretary of the navy and Miss Gardeners Father and so then just kind of like in the drama of all of that. She agreed to marry him basic but some people were happy for him but a lot of people thought that he was an idiot. former president. John Quincy Adams wrote the newlyweds. Were the laughing stock of the city. but you know what they made the most of his last eight months in office She's she's given credit for the idea of playing hail to the chief every time. Yeah he walked in and it was after that they retired. Had seven kids and she never married again. dying that's hail to the chief. He's the chief inning. He needs hailing. It's good right. I duNno exam so they retired at seven kids. I guess you know he and Harrison. They like to have lots of kids of his. His last kid was born when he was seventy. She never married again even though he died when she was forty one So since then Tyler has been seen several times in the blue room where he first proposed to his young love the rows of Long Island so they they. They see him proposing k. That's what they so Okay so they see him like. Can you give me more details of how they see him? O out there But I'm guessing you know it's that they see him on his knee. I on one knee. But I don't know if they did that back then but yeah he's they're asking Well I don't know because I don't have enough to go on really just that. They claim to see him. I don't know how they see him. In what manner they see him. I don't know if it's another person that is reenacting. I don't know what I don't know. What the scenario reenacting the great blue room scene. Yeah this one definitely There was not a lot of detail but it was. It was everywhere like anywhere again if you look up. White House ghosts. It's stifling in a to be there you didn't give your number for the David Burns one. No I didn't you didn't either I know I know David Burns I that one. I am giving an eight an eight. Yeah we have some really credible people saying they heard specific things. So I'M GONNA go with a higher number for that one all right. I'm going to go with the same number which is zero. Okay what do you think for this one in the Blue Room and if I could give it a negative I would. Oh it is. It is so far down. Zero like yeah. I'm giving it a five just because it's romantic. Would that's not a reason to believe in something just because it's romantic thing and it's not really that romantic. He's a creepy old man. He has a great. I mean they ended up happy she ever. She was thirty years his junior. She was twenty four. He was like fifty four when they met Mary. Oh how romantic gas. Well do you know the she? She signed Oliver letters until her dying day Mrs Former President John Tyler. Yeah she might have been proud of the fact that he was president she married a president. I mean she took charges first lady. All right is that all you got all right Do we have to overall number for this one? It's a little hard because they're kind of different for me. It's pretty easy as zero okay. That's true there was no w. h. h okay died. He died thirty one days in office and has not been seen since all right. I'm going to say although his son was seen after he died because they found his body creepy totally creepy. And I'm giving it a seven overall. Okay that's about what you usually give overall. Yeah seven to seven point five. That's what usually you're keeping track. Yup Okay Well. That brings us to the closing arguments. This is our last chance to convince you to vote our way. We are each given one minute of uninterrupted time. We will time each other on our cell phones to keep each other honest. This time. I figured out how mind can make sound really excited about this group. Becca are you ready? I am ready. Sure all right and go all right so I think that all of us okay of us can agree that the White House is an important place that has a lot of them were people in it and therefore a lot of important energy and that important energy draws spirits it I think one someone is a president especially one that got taken out so early. I mean thirty one days. You know he had so much that he spent two hours talking about what he wanted to do. With his presidency. He You know I had so much left. That he had in his mind and he just wasn't able to do literally any of it because he was sick even for most of that thirty one days at least half of it. So you know. He died tragically. He died in pain and Sepsis and all of that so it doesn't surprise me at all that his spirit is still. They're still looking still wishing he could do the things that he wanted to do. Bears.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on Ghostly
"All right welcome back. It's time for the history now. When I started to compile this information I did not have any clue. How long this would this would be. I mean I kind of assumed this was going to be one of our shorter episodes to. He only was in office for thirty one days. Hey I mean how much of an episode could be no. There's a lot of history and everywhere you go. There's a bunch of names and if you try to research those names you're going down the rabbit hole and you start to realize is that That they have been a part of politics since back way before America. No the Harrison's out here so just like William Henry Harrison himself. He is left a lot of questions after his death and I really wanted to do. An episode about him to clear up some of the misinformation. That has been going on about it. There's you know people that say this in that I I really would like to give the real story. So William Henry Harrison was born into a rather large family by today's standards Seven brothers and sisters Wasn't there TV. Show that set-asides brother you're talking about the Brady. There is that too. So he was born on February ninth. Seventeen seventy three rebecca. Do you WanNa talk about Zodiac sign. I can I. Can I like that? Seventy seventy three though. That's a that's a good year. Yeah all right. So he's an aquarian right Same as my mother so this is going to be interesting. Okay okay so first of all famous aquarians would be Linda Generous Darwin Darwin Shakira Secure Secure. Yeah and grow and Oprah so a lot of one neighbors yeah Darwin Shakira Oprah. That's all you need. Only he's got three so because he had three. Nobody else needed all right. So we have assertive or as the cosmo says read obstinate Analytical detached okay original read eccentric humanitarian read. Hippie am not sure about that one was interesting okay Independent read loaner easygoing. Read awake question mark and They're into I don't know anything that's vanguard knew anything that's cool out there. An air sign So they're all clever opinionated and analytical all right well after I do the history. Utah me if he matches up with any of these things. Yeah I'm excited so listeners. I will say a while usually i. I've done a little bit more reading with the history before the episode so that when Pat Socket about it. It's not totally new to me. I mean there you know there might be some new stuff but this time there was so much that while I have read a few things I certainly have not done the deep dive so I'm just as much in the dark as all of you and I'm excited to hear about this way. So he was the youngest child of founding father Benjamin Harrison the fifth he was born in Charles City County Virginia. His ancestors had been in Virginia since sixteen thirty. This family was born and bred for politics their political ties go all the way back to England and probably even before that one of the most interesting facts that that we came about was that William Henry Harrison or as I'm going to talk about him w. h. h was he was the last president born as a British subject. Yeah that was American right right because then we seventeen seventy it was like. Oh yeah like I guess when he was born it was before the declarations his wife was the last first lady born as a British subject as a British subject interesting. Yeah his father. Benjamin served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence and he was the fifth governor of Virginia. Okay there's some pedigree there right definitely. W H was home schooled until about the age of fourteen when he started to attend Hamden Sydney College which was a Presbyterian College in Virginia. His father didn't like that because he was not Presbyterian so he yanked him out of the college after three years he then eventually transferred to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the ironic part is that he studied medicine under Dr Benjamin Rush I. The name sounds familiar again. you let's another rabbit hole. I'm sure we'll let that one go. I take some of the rabbit holes. I don't take them off because there's so much but yeah so. He studied medicine so the man that had the shortest term in office right because of an illness studied medicine. Yeah well I was going to go back a little bit too because that idea that he went to college at age fourteen. Yes which I don't remember but I was just listening to another podcast. That was talking about the fact that I was talking about something that happened at Harvard. And how again back then right like you went to college teenager. Not Most people obviously just the rich people but what was the other podcast Most notorious all night. Yeah I love it. It's a great. It's it's more like old crimes so like so many of the podcast today. They're like what this the podcast today. Said the do guests the guests today or like crime junkies or whatever. They're all the like modern. Lick Kurt crimes. But this is he brings authors on and interviews them about their books that they've done about crimes from like you know whatever all one hundred years ago years ago super interesting anyways they were talking about how different college was back then. So is this kind of money to think like fourteen. Yeah you're going to college college but that was totally normal. Kids at the age of thirteen started work in the firearms. Just got to say at most K. I was when they were done with school exactly so. His father passed away shortly after he started to study medicine. It's a reason why he didn't finish in. W H was eighteen Robert Morris. A person he was staying with and future senator actually became his guardian. Also the name of a college locally. Yeah I believe it's named after him. Okay there you go. But with the death of his father W H H is family kind of ran out of money in couldn't afford his tuition. You'd imagine it would probably cost a lot to become a doctor So he dropped out in join the military to be fair. Though a friend of his father's a governor Henry lead the third convinced him to join so on August sixteen. Seventeen ninety-one Harrison was commissioned as ensign in the army to the first infantry regiment. I he was stationed at Fort Washington in Cincinnati in the Northwest Territory where the army was engaged in ongoing with the northwest Indian war. Now Oh man I I feel like I need. Maybe you're going to get to this Like is this the United States yet or is this still like the confederate states are. Yeah I believe this was the United States like we had signed the constitution by this point and all of that. Okay yes I believe. So do you WanNa Google? That is? I'm going sure I'm Harrison was promoted to lieutenant by Major General Mad. Anthony Wayne I know a mad anthony. You might be listening to this. Seventeen eighty eight. June seventeen eighty eight is when the constitution was ratified. So seventeen seventy three. Yeah so it sounds like it was the US at that time okay. This was following a horrible defeat under Arthur Saint Clair. So Arthur. Saint Clair was in charge. They had a really bad defeat. So Harrison was promoted to lieutenant by Major General Mad. Anthony Wayne like that. That's his men. Anthony must've taken a strong liking to the boy as he became his aide-de-camp which is almost like his right hand. Man Right and This is what tot w h how to be a commander W H H his mother Elizabeth. Basset Harrison passed away in seventeen ninety three and he inherited a portion of his family's estate which included three thousand acres and several slaves but since W. H. was serving in the army. He sold it all to his brother. So I call this part of it when when Harrison met Anna. I'm excited When W H H met Anna Tutt Hill Sims of North Bend Ohio in Seventeen? Ninety five sparks were truly flying. Her father was judged John cleese since he served in the revolutionary war as a colonel w h h did the right thing and asked the judge for his daughter's hand in marriage and the judge refused. Oh Wow so. What do they do? But they waited for him to leave town and eloped. I'm glad they didn't let him get in their way. Nope didn't let him get in the way they were married on. November twenty fifth seventeen ninety five and since W. H. H was still in the army. He couldn't get leave for a proper honeymoon so they honeymooned at Fort. Washington romance really loved him. I think so now as you can imagine though. This kind of pissed off the judge So the Judge Confronted W. H. H. It was at like a dinner engagement. They were at and asked him how he was going to support a family w. h. h strongly replied by my sword. And my own right arm. Sir. So this kind of one over the judge and the judge sold him some land for him to start a farm and make a house one hundred sixty acres. Okay well there you go. I mean so in some ways he was a self made man I mean he certainly came from enough money and background that he was able to call in some favors and you know do some things that most people couldn't especially the political ties. Yeah like I mean if you see all the people that he hung out with and stuff they were. They were big time names. Yeah some of the names I mentioned in here. Just crazy that you know that he that he had connections that far up. Yeah so W H was a pretty frisky man. Let's say that like to like to woo. Hoo Speak Yes. You've been talking as we learned from the last episode. That will still into it so anna and he had ten children together. That's a lot of kids. Yeah in W. H. Also had six with the slave girl named Alesia. Yeah now that that is horrible. Right definitely But one of those six children was the grandmother of Walter Francis White who was a big time civil rights activist and an executive secretary for the National Association for the advancement of colored people until he died in nineteen fifty five and W. C. P. Yup I like it. So one of his kin went on to do that. So W H H was promoted to captain in. May Seventeen ninety seven and resigned from the army on June first seventeen ninety eight to pursue his political career. Okay so the political career while if I were to list off olive w. h. h political history. We'd be here at least three hours. I swear I mean there's so much so I'm just GONNA list off some of the offices that he held. These are not all of the offices and not all of the circumstances. These are the ones that I found the most interesting okay so he had a post in the northwest territorial government. It doesn't really list what it was. But he was appointed by President. John Atta okay. That he was acting territorial governor when Governor Arthur Saint Clair. Remember the one that lost the battle. Hey Whenever he was absent. Okay that's too so far. Harrison defeated Arthur Saint Clair for the first congressional delegate of the Northwest Territory in seventeen ninety eight and I believe that was the six Congress or something next meeting of the Congress or something like okay all right so that's three. He was chairman of the Committee on public lands and promoted the land act of eighteen hundred. Which made it easier to buy smaller. Bits of land in the Northwest Territory for less money Two dollars per acre. I don't know if I could afford that. I at least get a few acres. Yeah In fact if I didn't go to starbucks for a couple of days I could probably get like ten acres. This led to rapid population growth in that territory so directly responsible for that Kay he also served on the committee that decided how to split up the territory so the Northwest Territory became what is now Ohio and eastern Michigan and the western section was named the Indiana territory and consisted of Indiana Illinois Wisconsin. And the other part of Michigan and a portion of Minnesota may second eighteen hundred. John Adams appointed him the governor of the Indiana territory. Wow so he wasn't elected but he was appointed by the president. Okay President Thomas Jefferson and James. Madison kept reappointing him as governor and was given the power to make treaties with native Americans That is until he resigned on December twenty eighth eighteen twelve to resume his military career in the war of eighteen twelve while bad in he was pro slavery and found at the Indiana territory was not Jefferson secretly. Made a deal with James Lemon to defeat. The Pro Slavery Movement led by led by Harrison at..
"william henry harrison" Discussed on Ghostly
"That's coming out after President's Day yes just close proximity enough now. I do not have to work. That's Nice Oh very happy for you. Not at all jealous. You sound maybe a little bit. Maybe a little bit. It's it's okay. I like my job and we're busy so I should show up and you know that's job done. Yes that's true. So what else do you have planned before the next episode well Our big thing that we got going on is C. to eat you. Oh that's right. That's our next episode comes out on March fourth right. So that'll be just after just after we have so much going on we do. I mean I think our biggest thing is I think we announced it last time right. We have on Saturday at two o'clock. Two o'clock at the Fountain at the Fountain where you don't have to actually buy a ticket to get in right at McCormick place in Chicago downtown Chicago. We have a fan meet up with Bob after dark. Of course mad be there who is bad No it's going to be. I think it's going to be Super Fun. This is February twenty-ninth a day. That only happens once every four years So super rare and who knows what kind of craziness might happen And Yeah we're hoping to meet up with as many ghostly fans and bad fans as possible the ghostly society I'm sorry ghostly society the Society of ghost earn so now if you're in the Chicago area Definitely think about coming down like we said. You don't have to go to see to each you but no to be honest like it is Super Fun just to be in the lobby because you see all of the mazing. 'cause play and especially on Saturday. It's the IT's amazing the costumes. These people put together absolutely. Here's the thing if you you know. If you're not going to go get an autograph or a photo op with one of the celebrities and you don't really care about the shopping aspect of it. All I don't understand shopping. Yeah it's pretty amazing and the panels and stuff like that but if you don't care about all that you wanna see people in 'cause play and meet people you don't even have to pay you just go to McCormick place that day. Hang UP BY THE FOUNTAIN. You'll see plenty of plenty of people. Plenty of people lots of cool stuff And then you know it's right by a lot of the museums and all sorts of fun stuff to do in the city. So yeah so come on by. We would love to meet you. We have buttons and we will be glad to. We're going to bring a black marker this time so we can sign him yes. We had some struggles Last time yeah exactly. So it's GonNa be good all right. So do you have any listener male for this episode? I have a great listener mail. You yeah I like great ones. This one it's J- I love this story so much we have. I have to say I'm excited. We have A few stories out there now that we've we've been getting I want more Because I like having choices kind of theme things up of possible So but this one came from our ghostly society on facebook. Oh our group our group that you can get to. If you just do a search for ghostly society or go-slow. Podcast might come up as well. I'm sure go on our facebook page and you know we link every so often to it. So yeah it's been really fun. We post out some of our research and Episode ideas and and people post a lot of fun memes and different fund stories and Anyways but we've had a lot of people sharing their stories In this society and so I wanNA share some of those out to our listeners. Right all right. So this is Tania Okay And this is such a great story. So here we go. We had a strange kind of neighborhood growing up. My grandma owned most of the property down the riverfront nicknamed Tin Can Alley because we were not rich but she wanted us all together as a family. Not everyone was blood but still considered family down. The road from US lived an older man named Earl. I called him. Uncle Earl Earl was simple hard working good old boy type and always wore a red Bandanna as sweatband he always told me to quote mean what you say and say what you mean. That's really good advice. It is one evening. He told my grandma. He chopped somewhat for her in a field next to my house before he could do it. He passed away in his sleep. That night I know The funeral took place within a couple of days. And everyone agreed he would be buried in his BANDANNA. Oh of course the night of the funeral I was asleep in my bed and I kept hearing banging sound from outside. I got up and told my dad. He said he could also hear it so he took a spotlight and looked around outside and didn't see anything. This happened a couple of times so he said it was probably sounds carrying over the river through the woods surrounding us. We went to sleep the next day. Dad went out and took a look out in the field and he ran back to grandma's house and his face was white as a sheet. He said that the woodpile had been cut split and perfectly stacked and there was the red. Bandanna earl was buried in sitting right on top. How sweet.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"It is amazing to me that Jamie does everything he does on behalf of the public and unit has time to read my book and if that's what you're gonna make a little bit shorter yeah I I love every page of it every patient is so remind me that the real splitter and constructed honesty persona okay so when when Lincoln in Lincoln believes he has to happen they have a convention to nominate him for the Illinois delegation the Illinois RT nominating him as their candidate for president in Decatur Illinois and Lincoln sitting up on the stage and suddenly they bring in too old rails leasing Lincoln the rail splitters as a complete surprise one of his cousins his old cousins is is there a caring one of the rails and says they come the rails for this letter and Lincoln is trying to suppress his laughter but they organizing this our old wigs and and they remember the campaign William Henry Harrison of eighteen forty a typical new in time or two and they want to think of a slogan and I've persona you know and from like it's really made him the rail splitter and Lincoln sort of starts laughing up there and then people say to him with those the rails that yes please yes those and and the cause and then after that convention had the business of selling rails.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
"February twenty eighth I'm your host Paul spor and are doing about just Mason and a special guest, Mr. Matt Thomson from friends with benefits and prospects live good morning, gentlemen. How are you? I'm great man excited to be on get to talk to Justin on the rag. But not you so much false. I'm excited for it. I'm glad to have gone, Justin. How're you doing excited? I've got a relief fund within going on after this. My daughter is giving a speech at her school in personate ING her favorite president, which is also her namesake. So is ours is an Hauer Mason is giving a speech. Amazing. But yes, I know William Henry Harrison Mason, wait to see more Mason. She's going to die in the middle of his William Henry Harrison serve thirty one days. Anyway, we're talking some prospects today. It's why why we have Matt on perfect fit with prospects live, and of course, work it does over friends and fans benefits. We're gonna talk about little bit of news, and it actually kind of fits pretty well with talking prospects. Because the team in question could replace these guys with some interesting prospects. Let's start with a little TGIF BI. Checking Justin don't care about your team. Matt what you got going with your squad want, you know, where you picked from deep yarn and give us an idea of your team don't have to run down every Pippi stupor into it. But just let us know where you're at right now, I'm actually on the clock right now. So we can kind of do a little you alive pick. Let's go, but I'm in the eighteenth round. So I'm one of the blessed? I can't pick out to the three spot. I got Jose Ramirez. The three spot is not a sputter recommend choosing to pick out. Difficult. I dropped the ball on my Katie. Yes. Actually got my third choice. So same on me. What? What would that have looked like? Ideally, how if I got to redo that again if I had to third pick. I'd go one two and probably something like nine. Okay. So you pick and much much later. Yeah. But. Comey. Crazy, I have a corner infield spot to fill thinking Kyle Segers kinda interesting this year the lesser Seger in the fantasy world. But I think he's got some sneaky value. I tend to agree. I mean, unless we believe that that he just lost all of his skills. And I'm sure a lot of people in the fantasy community do believe that. But you look at what happened here, and it was a complete fall of a complete worst case scenario, and he's still went twenty to seventy eight and it was with the two Twenty-one average. So you weren't trying to play calcium. But let's say you had him in like an AL only it wasn't killing your season. And so you're you're hoping about is back to what like two fifty five twenty five eighty type of deal. Yeah. And even the way of constructing my team, I have guys like Jose Martinez with Mary field, Jose Ramirez. Daniel Murphy, Tommy, fam-, David hate, the Winker, and that's the whole point. Right. And I need a little bit of power. I can take avid shit. So I'm gonna go Kyle Seager. I like it. Justin. What do you think about Kasey guy? We know your thoughts on core. You're not so keen on him. I wouldn't be surprised if you said Kyle was the better value not necessarily layer value because I thought that Corey is a value at all overdrive cows going to do this year. Gotta think he bounces back to at least twenty five home runs. Right. So twenty five home runs to forty to fifty. It's not like an amazing stat line. But if feels pretty stable he's gotten at least twenty home runs in every season at the major league every full season two major leagues. So great. Oh, Gimmie later too. I think a lot of people really down on the Mariners, which I get because they made some trades and traded away, you know, some talent. But that lineup is not like Orioles or Marlins bad actually, not a bad lineup really at all. So you're right. I think he's going to have plenty of opportunity Knockin runs..
"william henry harrison" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"By the panic of eighteen thirty seven wasn't true. Of course that was Jackson's decisions, but the most damaging part of the whig campaign may well have been there claims that Martin van Buren was little more than a snobbish aristocrat living in a palace at the taxpayer's expense. While the public was suffering from the economic downturn. That palace by the way was the White House. However, as stated one can almost hear the echoes of that one presidential campaign, the first to be so outrageous to inflame citizens in devoting, the echoes of it you can hear today from it's the economy stupid right down to small town Americans have the best values and so on. Of course, by the way it worked. William Henry Harrison won by a few hundred thousand votes van Buren, became a one term president. But even in his defeat, he remained a very popular and influential democrat for some time on. However that was also the first presidential campaign since seventeen ninety six at some form of democrat had not won the presidency. Now in spite of the fact that the Whigs ran William Henry Harrison as being born in a log cabin a simple man of.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"Was true illu he live with the us senator but in any case 'em in at says i doubt me to digress as certainly not a proven case in this not that interesting although some people may find it interesting the reality is and he was incompetent riot and he would serve justice this civil before the civil war regardless of their sexuality he went a terrible president uh he presided over the nation sliding into a recession he made yellow took action i kind of and encouraged indirectly to confederate to become more aggressive and ultimately leave the the the union when lincoln was a with elected towed really just kind of he really really terrible chief executive and uh interestingly other than trump those those president from the bottom five with the exception of ha wellmeant william henry harrison they're all kind of right around that civil war era and they you know history is judge them to have been on the wrong side of the slavery issue to have made missteps with respect to the nation going into and being in a civil war andrew johnson was the president after lincoln was assassinated and um you know digits just about anything he could to undermine the union's effort in the in the south uh during reconstruction know frequent pierce was president prior to lincoln but then uh with a with a copperhead was was a southern sympathizer during the civil war even though he was from the northeast he was allied with the south's and of course buchanan has a lot of the blame press gillian who the civil war we have henry harrison uh doesn't really deserves to be in the bottom five he he the only thing he did wrong with die early he uh he caught in a mona when he was delivering his his uh in girl address and he died a month later and so he often comes in very poorly in these surveys not because he did anything wrong but because he did nothing to be great and so he has the.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"The fact these not dignified and sometimes seams mentally unstable and he's donald trump trump but radium at the bottom of the barrel makes no sense at all and by the way it also echo something else they do near the bottom the very bottom of this list it says donald trump is number forty four he's the last and then james buchanan who helped to get us into the civil war but then number forty two just two places from the bottom they rank william henry harrison what did he do to hurt the country he was president for thirty days that's all he got pneumonia on the day of his inaugural okay he gave a terrible inaugural address he spoke for an hour and forty five minutes i'm sorry that's unacceptable he also putting the monian died thirty days later after the inauguration so i think that makes william henry harrison a fairly inconsequential president and when you're talk game about the bottom of the bottom of the bottom you gotta be talking about guys who really have damaged the country and that's why i i believe that the trump does not belong there now is it possible that trump would turn out to be the kind of president who deserve that kind of consideration i certainly hope not but his first year did not qualify i mean if if nothing else just look at the economic success look at some of the policy successes with a tax cuts with a judicial appointments with a deregulation and actually what this particular rating does it says not so much about trump but it says a great deal about the one hundred seventy members of the american political science associations presidents an executive politics section a meanwhile something else a.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"The fact these not dignified and sometimes seams mentally unstable and he's donald trump but radium at the bottom of the barrel makes no sense at all and by the way it also echo something else they do near the bottom the very bottom of this list it says donald trump is number forty four he's the last and then james buchanan who helped to get us into the civil war but then number forty two just two places from the bottom they rank william henry harrison what did he do to hurt the country he was president for thirty days that's aw he got pneumonia on the day of his inaugural okay he gave a terrible inaugural address he spoke for an hour and forty five minutes i'm sorry that's unacceptable he also in the monian died thirty days later after the inauguration so i think that makes william henry harrison a fairly inconsequential president and when you're talking about the bottom of the bottom of the bottom he got to be talking about guys who really have damaged the country and that's why i i believe that the trump does not belong there now is it possible that trump would turn out to be the kind of president who deserve that kind of consideration i certainly hope not but his first year did not qualify i mean if if nothing else just look at the economic success look at some of the policy successes with the tax cuts with a judicial appointments with the deregulation and actually what this particular rating does it says not so much about trump but it says a great deal about the one hundred seventy members of the american political science associations presents an executive politics section a meanwhile something else a word.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Yes by killing somewhere qasr starting a war well some would argue that by not allowing the south to peacefully secede which they which they did they just said were no longer partier we're aimed to this party voluntarily and now were leaving vote lincoln declares war on them this is a list of greatness not a list of peaceful and if you look at all sorts of emperors and king's a crossed the globe throughout history most of the ones that had the word great somewhere in their name wild up doing some horrible thing alexander the great conquered how many places and killed how many tens of thousands of people no idea but big numbers yeah and that's that's kind of our it's great for the winner it's not great for anybody else does not great for individual liberty no now if this list were being conducted by they libertarians there well you prime how do you rank nobody is gonna say it would be in and note us to enlist i actually i think william henry harrison who according to this list is forty second meaning that only two are considered to be worse than him i would have to rank him as the greatest president and ironman history hurt president now very popular in libertarian circle because as president he did three things he gave a speech he got the flu and then he died yup as for the can do no harm william henry harrison as a person not meal a libertarian a hero by any stretch of the imagination no not apply at all president but if you gotta pick one if you've got to pick one as president he did delays still not event he did not least harm he still not even necessarily though morally least worst because we don't know what he intended to do he could have been like i'm going to kill everyone with ride identify fed as a person not a libertarian hero but as a president he did not.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"The fact these not dignified and sometimes seams mentally unstable and he's donald trump but radium at the bottom of the barrel makes no sense at all and by the way it also echo something else they do near the bottom the very bottom of this list it says donald trump is number forty four he's the last and then james buchanan who helped to get us into the civil war but then number forty two just two places from the bottom they rank william henry harrison what did he do to hurt the country he was president for thirty days that's all he got pneumonia on the day of his inaugural okay he gave a terrible inaugural address he spoke for an hour and forty five minutes i'm sorry that's unacceptable he also caught pneumonia and died thirty days later after the inauguration so i think that makes william henry harrison a fairly inconsequential president and when you're talking about the bottom of the bottom of the bottom he got the talking about guys who really have damage the country and that's why i i believe that the trump does not belong there now is it possible that trump would turn out to be the kind of president who deserve that kind of consideration i certainly hope not but his first year did not qualify i mean if if nothing else just look at the economic success look at some of the policy successes with a tax cuts with a judicial appointments with a deregulation and actually what this particular rating does it says not so much about trump but it says a great deal about the one hundred seventy members of the.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on KGO 810
"Wiggs william henry harrison tnf died zachary tailored tnf successive raw futon an ice milk consumption podium even get a chance to start james buchanan dna f cowardice james her a fat while there's some good presidential history snark right there i chester a arthur dna fat benjamin harrison overslept william mckinley dnf excessive jowls william howard taft dnf morbid obesity now franklin d roosevelt dna s 88 not yet passed that's pretty good well yeah lyndon b johnson d and asked did not start quoted as saying jogging is for pussy albertz presidential quote richard nixon dnsb phlebitis i dunno phlebitis is all that sets the answer is inflammation lower leg minnesota's donald j trump dnf full diaper which is not now see that set out how are we going to come together as a people the kids of the country elected him and we'll see how that goes rockers obama need to be in good shape to be in the weather underground when are skipping there last night area fell airs it's while errors let it go vince let it go on have john quincy adams finishing ninth the first president who wasn't gouge ridden or an opium addict a everybody needs ave an excuse to wind down at a long day legislating fairly finally take off the wigan the try corner at want to stretch out gerald ford was a college football star he was one of the best college football players in america in his time now but he was an old person when he was president leather helmet era well plus his i've observed looking around me and myself those of us who are doing your your manly macho things is high slash college guys are now the guys limping around all bent over and it's the president of the chess club who looks the young beyond his years maybe you're topthree jimmy carter would run a 5 k in 25 minutes old jimmy peanut once ran a ten k in public and passed out but at least is familiar with the rigors of the sport did he did i don't know that i don't i don't remember that one ran renting came passer barack obama second though sporadic smoker obama's photographed shirtless during his time in office and look comparatively relative fit yeah exercised regularly in i jewish president we and.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on the memory palace
"But he lost in then retired from public life fully expecting to live out his days quietly on a farm in ohio but here you us back in the saddle as the song is plucked out of retirement by political operatives who saw a chance to me martin van buren a oneterm president a real estate bubble have led to recession in a spykman employment in the president was too concerned about the deficit to spend on infrastructure and boost the economy and i'm sure that none of that sounds familiar or relatable at all but anyway the week party wanted to celebrity a national figure to put up against the democrats can why not a war hero known from story in song in soon william henry harrison retiring was brought back to typically new for a campaign event the big rally with thirty thousand people thirty years after he fought the sean eat withdraw men burned down their city while there was no one there to defend in the party buses role that a slogan for he and his tag along vice presidential panel to be canoe antilock toot which is catching and captured the public imagination which the people who came to see him and cheer him on his inauguration day just a few months later who lined the streets bundled up against the winter chill would call out enchant as he rode by into be that man on that horse nearly seventy years old just a year before he was staring down the barrel of an uneventful an uninspiring probably more than a little depressing dotage ticking off the days in a creaking rocking chair mccracken body but now he was president of the united states he was riding high on a white horse waving to adoring crowds who come to see the legend in the flesh ensure he was a little weathered a little withered maybe a little stiffer and hips and a cure in the lower back and use to be in the saddle but.
"william henry harrison" Discussed on the memory palace
"This is the memory palace them nate tomorrow up there on the white horse how could he not remember what with the way that sent in sound in certain movements can suddenly conjured the past and invited to ride beside you for a moment in so william henry harrison at sixty eight years old astride a horse once again feeling this saddle beneath him whether bridal rough in his ungloved hands the familiar clopping sway in smell in stride of the animal cold air in his lungs and that late winter morning in 1840 one how can we not think back to november morning in the frosted preddawn thirty years before when he wrote another horse wielding reared in charged in shouted out orders to his men the thousand soldiers under his command under attack in the night by seven hundred shanty warriors who sought to surprise them but harrison had thought they might in had his men sleep dress for the fight rifles at the ready in by daybreak the raiders had retreated in harrison road through the encampment counting the dead sixty three men on his side somewhere near there in the other a draw in away but by evening he had done what he had come to the tip you to do he had burnt the shani's city on its banks to the ground the warriors had abandoned it to regroup in harrison declared the skirmish a tremendous victory one that was hailed in story in song made him celebrity in american hero and got him elected to congress and then the senate and the name one of five candidates whom the week party ran for president in eighteen thirty six.