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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 3

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2, I told about Seward’s participation in the Underground Railroad, his early political career, and the assassination attempt on his life as a member of Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. During the final decade of his life, Seward went on to defend Andrew Johnson’s shaky presidency after Lincoln’s death and continued to […]

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Review of Parkers Grille in Auburn, NY

Review of Parkers Grille in Auburn, NY

After our tour through the William H. Seward House on South Street in Auburn, the son and I ventured for a quick burger in a relaxing establishment. One of the young ladies at the Seward House recommended the Parkers Grille on Genesee Street. The place looked inviting, so in we went. We sat down at […]

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 2

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about my experience walking through Auburn for the first time and learning about William Seward’s early political career and participation in the abolition movement and Underground Railroad (a dangerous venture for the time). William Seward was a very vocal opponent to slavery, so naturally most southerners hated him. Seward refused […]

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

Where do the abolition movement, the plot of John Wilkes Booth & Company, and Manifest Destiny meet? Here, in Auburn, New York, of all places. We visited the William H. Seward Historic Site in this beautiful little Finger Lakes city. I fell in love with Auburn so dramatically that I think we are going to […]

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