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More thoughts on the Gen. Lafayette story

LENA JOYAL

GUEST COLUMNIST

 

On June 30, The Perry County News printed a guest column titled “Give Historical Credit Where Credit Is Due.”

The subject of this article involves the 1825 shipwreck of the steamboat Mechanic in which Revolutionary War Hero General Marquis de Lafayette was a passenger. Mr. Saalman, the author, implies that Lafayette never traveled to the Perry County side of the river during the time he was stranded because of the wreck.

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