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 Post subject: Remembering the Maine
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:33 pm 
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Here are some pics of the U.S.S. Maine memorial at Arlington. I took these a few years back, I went on my daughter's field trip to the Holocaust Museum. Afterward we toured Arlington.

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The memorial from the bottom of the hill. The mast is from the Maine.

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This is the memorial close up.

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This is one of her anchors.

I am a little premature for the rememberance, but if you wanted to use one for the board header feel free

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:06 pm 
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remember the maine , makes me want to pull out the spanish 1893 mauser and the krags ,


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:50 pm 
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111 years ago today, she exploded killing 265 of her crew and starting the Spanish-American War.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:51 pm 
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I have a piece of the Maine made into a horseshoe on a medallion from the 1901 Pan American Exposition . I thought I posted it here before but I couldn't find in a search.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:38 am 
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I remember when you posted that. Good pics btw.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:10 pm 
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I couldn't find the link. but here are a couple of pics.
(As a side note, President Mckinley was assassinated at the Expo on
September 6, 1901.)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:46 pm 
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Thanks

I remember seeing one of those when I was a kid. I don't remember where or when. I just remember seeing one somewhere. :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:06 pm 
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A reprint of the Bannerman catalog listed Lee rifles salvaged from the Maine, they came with a letter of authenticity. One of those rifles with its letter would be worth a mint these days.


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