Old Fire Station
Did President Ulysses S. Grant stop by a Morristown, New Jersey, firehouse on the centennial of America?
A firefighter has found a logbook that could be evidence of an extraordinary presidential visit. Halfway down the front page is what appears to be the signature of President Ulysses S. Grant, dated the 4th of July, 1876, the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Was the the Commander-in-Chief really in town on such a historic date? Or could the signature be a fake?
The History Detectives scour old records and speak to experts in an effort to uncover the truth.
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