Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The One and Only Presidential Museum

The One and Only Presidential Museum. This blog has covered the topic of John Hanson and whether or not he was the first President of the United States of America before at John Hanson, American Patriot and First President of the United States and So Who Was Our First President? The answer is that he is not the first president in the sense we use the word today but he did have the fancy title of "President of the United States in Congress Assembled." Snopes has a good refutation of the John Hanson as first president myth at http://snopes.com/history/american/hanson.htm.

Despite this, a man from Ohio has been using the Hanson story to get himself a lot of publicity. Nick Pahys Jr. has been running a presidential museum in which proudly proclaims the so called Hanson presidency as well as more traditional exhibits such as "Presidents from Ohio."

The blogged article of the day is from roadsideamerica.com. It has much more details on Nick and his museum. It is a fun read.

I'll end with a quote from the article, "Nick believes that the reason people don't know about John Hanson is not because John Hanson is a hopelessly arcane footnote in American history, but because the government doesn't want you to know about John Hanson. " I knew it all came down to a conspiracy! Just think, the American Federal government might fall if the truth about John Hanson got out! :]

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