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The American Freedom Train in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
July 2-5, 1976

The train's 94th display city.

The 4th of July , 1976. America is 200 years old!

According to the West Shore Times newspaper, the line to get postal cancels at the train's mobile post office on July 4 was longer than the line to go through the train itself! One person reported a 3 1/2 hour wait to get her prized cachet.

 
 

 

 

Internal memo detailing Mamie Eisenhower's trip from Gettysburg to York aboard the American Freedom Train, July 1, 1976.

Also detailed: Ham thief death prediction.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

According to Butch Curll, the train came from Cumberland via the B&O/WM to Hagerstown, Gettysburg, and York, PA., then Penn Central from York to Harrisburg, PA.

 
 

Display site layout at the New Cumberland Army Depot.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

Invitation to the staff 4th of July celebration.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
       
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