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Workers in Grant Cabin photograph
Description: Two unidentified men are working on a truss inside Grant's Cabin at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, in 1936. One man in overalls is standing near the apex of the truss; the second man is below him and to the side. U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was born in this cabin in Point Pleasant, Ohio. The cabin was removed from its foundation in Point Pleasant in 1888 and placed aboard a boat for exhibition in Cincinnati. Afterwards it was moved to Goodale Park (Columbus, Ohio) as part of the Northwest Territory centennial. During the 1890s the cabin was returned to the fairgrounds in Columbus. It remained there until 1936, when the Ohio Historical Society, under a legislative order, returned it to its original site in Point Pleasant. The cabin, in poor condition, was dismantled and relocated in February 1936. It has been restored with period furniture and opened for public tours. The Grant Birthplace memorial is located at 1551 State Rt 232, in Point Pleasant (Clermont County), just off of U.S. Route 52, about five miles east of New Richmond. Grant was an American military leader and the eighteenth president of the United States. He served in the Mexican War but was never happy with military life and resigned his commission in 1854. At the outbreak of the Civil War he organized a company in Galena (Illinois) and later accepted command of the 21st Illinois Regiment. In August 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Grant brigadier general of volunteers. In 1864 Grant became lieutenant general commanding all the armies of the U.S. He served as president from 1869-1877. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05776
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Historic preservation; Historic sites Ohio; Point Pleasant (Ohio); Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Birthplaces
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)