PHOTO GALLERY: Hail to the chiefs, Meriden’s 13 presidential visits

PHOTO GALLERY: Hail to the chiefs, Meriden’s 13 presidential visits

Record-Journal


MERIDEN – It was foggy and rainy in Meriden on the night of Wednesday March 7, 1860. The streets were deep in mud and there was a chill in the air. But the discomforts of the evening were forgotten when Abraham Lincoln, the 51-year-old Illinois lawyer who was making his bid for the presidency, got off the train – one of 13 presidents to visit Meriden throughout the city’s history.


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