Once again, I am looking forward visiting Bucyrus, Ohio over Memorial Day Weekend. Of important news, the Lincoln Funeral Train bell will be at Bucyrus Hobo Day on Saturday, May 23rd.
Many locomotives pulled this famous train through 168 stops from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Ill. However, a locomotive from the Ashtabula shops pulled the train that passed through Crestline, Galion, Iberia, and Columbus. Iberia was where thousands of fleeing slaves were conducted to Oberlin, Sandusky and six Ohio lake ports. The ability to display this bell on Lincoln’s 200th birthday year along with the information surrounding it is patriotic and newsworthy.