Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our Founding Father is Calling!

One of the Founding Fathers of the Democratic Party, President Andrew Jackson's hand signed documents can be seen at the Jefferson County Historical Society.

The materials found at the historical Society include items like: A political pin collection including original pins from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (this was my favorite pin), Signed letters from great historical figures like martin Van buren and Zachery Taylor and much more.

The one thing that struck me about the exhibit was the deep connection that many historical figures had with Jefferson County. Letters to local dignitaries such as the paddock family are proudly displayed with original signatures from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln many others. The below commission, signed by President Andrew Jackson, bestows the title of Captain in the Second Regiment of Infantry to a Jefferson County resident named John Bradley. I'm guessing that this is the same man that current Bradley St. is named after.

these and more historical documents can be found by visiting the Jefferson County Historical Society. We highly suggest you take the time to visit the historical society and take in these truly historic documents. $2 has never brought you so close to history.

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