Abraham Lincoln's Pocket Watch

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The Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky has Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. It is one of two known to exist. The other is in the Smithsonian's collection. The gold watch with porcelain and onyx fob bearing the initials AL by maker J. Jacqueson dates to 1860. The sound of the watch ticking was featured in the Lincoln film of 2012.. It was recorded from this watch.

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"Capitalizing on fun", "Kentucky Living Magazine", August 2017.
 

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The Kentucky Historical Society's campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Martin F. Schmidt Library, the Kentucky Military History Museum and the Old State Capitol. This is a must place to visit.

Frankfort is a very interesting old town. While there other sites to visit are the "State Capitol of Ky., Daniel Boone's Grave, Liberty Hall Historic Site, Kentucky State Police Museum and the Salato Wildlife Education Center. There is a Trolley that runs April-October around downtown Frankfort. It is free Tuesday thru Saturday.
 



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