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Norwich marks Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th

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Members of the Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Civil War re-enactment unit join other units to fire a 100 cannon salute as Norwich marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Howard T. Brown Memorial Park in Norwich. At 11:45 a.m. Lewis Dube re-enacted Abraham Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.

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Lewis Dube, as President Abraham Lincoln, greets visitors to Norwich City Hall for Dube's re-enactment of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on the 150th anniversary of enactment of that proclamation Tuesday, January 1, 2013. At 11:45 a.m. Dube re-enacted Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.

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Lewis Dube, as President Abraham Lincoln, re-enacts the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on the 150th anniversary of enactment of that proclamation Tuesday, January 1, 2013. At 11:45 a.m. Dube re-enacted Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.

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Norwich mayor Peter Nystrom and Norwich NAACP branch president Jacqueline Owens ring the the city's new Emancipation Proclamation Bell to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Tuesday, January 1, 2013. At 11:45 a.m. Lewis Dube re-enacted Abraham Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.

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A crowd gathers at City Hall Plaza in Noriwch to take their turn ringing the the city's new Emancipation Proclamation Bell to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Tuesday, January 1, 2013. At 11:45 a.m. Lewis Dube re-enacted Abraham Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.

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Lewis Dube, as President Abraham Lincoln, and Eileen Baird as Mary Todd Lincoln, answer questions from those gathered at the Wauregan Ballroom during 150th commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation events Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Norwich. At 11:45 a.m. Dube re-enacted Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.

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Spectators in and around the Howard T. Brown Memorial Park gazebo snap photos as Civil War re-enactment artillery units fire a 100 cannon salute as Norwich marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Tuesday, January 1, 2013. At 11:45 a.m. Lewis Dube re-enacted Abraham Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.

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