A Student of History

June 2, 2008

More on JD’s 200th

Filed under: Early America — John Maass @ 11:37 am

A 351-foot concrete obelisk was erected to honor Confederate president Jefferson Davis near his birthplace in Fairview.  2004 File photo by Tom Eblen | Staff

Article is here.

“The 200th birthday of the only president of the Confederate States of America is Tuesday, and it will pass with little notice.

A few modest ceremonies and a historians’ symposium are planned this month, and there will be a festival next weekend at Davis’ hometown of Fairview in Todd County. That’s where a 351-foot concrete obelisk was built to his memory in the early 1900s by old men of the Lost Cause.”

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