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Posted By: Thomas Jefferson 17 February 2009 476 views 2 Comments









There is a great image of us sitting on the floor of The Colorado House of Representatives, amongst others. What an amazing day!



  • Linda Chain said:

    Dear Jesse

    How presidential you looked! (Or should I say how George Washington-ial?)

    A suggestion for William McKinley’s costume. (He’s from Canton so my students studied him). McKinley always wore a red carnation on his lapel. The carnation is Ohio’s state flower — I don’t know if McKinley wore it for that reason or if the carnation became the state’s flower in honor of McKinley.

    JFK’s costume needs a little work. We have 364 days to perfect it!

    Linda Chain

    • Thomas Jefferson (author) said:

      The State flower of Ohio is the Scarlet Carnation. On February 3, 1904, the Ohio General Assembly passed a resolution providing for a state flower to be chosen. The act naming the Carnation as the state flower specified the scarlet carnation for the memory of William McKinley.[17] McKinley, who was assassinated in 1901, was one of seven Presidents born in Ohio. He was reported to have always worn a scarlet carnation in his lapel for good luck, after having received one — from his opponent — during his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. He won the election, and wore a carnation thereafter.

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