Combat Vets Recreate Lincoln's Hearse

Mar 4, 2015

Eric Hollenbeck, founder of the Blue Ox Mill
Credit https://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/9619643

Combat veterans in California have been working on the hearse that will be used in Abraham Lincoln's funeral re-creation later this spring. It will be at the center of events in Springfield commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's funeral processional and burial. Work on the hearse provided a number of challenges. And in a way, it served as therapy for those working to make sense out of civilian life back home. We spoke with Eric Hollenbeck about it, he's the founder of the Blue Ox Mill in Eureka, California, and a combat vet himself:

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A picture of the original hearse
Credit Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.