Red Kangaroo chilling in Lincoln Park Zoo

When you enter Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois you are confronted with a very stern looking Abraham Lincoln. Now I was impressed with this rare statue of him standing (he was so tall at 6′ 4″ / 1.93 m they often depict him sitting down) but there was at least one other Aussie in the park who didn’t…

1865: The Death of Lincoln

Our Location: Ford’s Theatre, Washington DC April 14th, 1865. The stage is set for a performance of the play Our American Cousin with the prestigious company of the President of the United States in the audience. Our Hero: Abraham Lincoln, 56 years old and the 16th President of the United States of America. He had just led his…

Washington DC – The Memorials

Along and near the National Mall in Washington DC are some of the nations most significant memorials and monuments. They stand in silent tribute to former leaders, significant people and the soldiers who lived and died for liberty and freedom.