Ft. Worth & Denver - 1948 Patriotic Speech - Railroad History - Burlington - Vet For Sale
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Ft. Worth & Denver - 1948 Patriotic Speech - Railroad History - Burlington - Vet:
1948 1st ANNUAL BANQUET - FT. WORTH & DENVER RAILWAY COMPANY
C.D. PECKENPAUGH - SPEECH
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This is a genuine piece of railroad history from 1948. This moving and patriotic speech is 70+ years old. This is the original, typed address by Mr. C.D. Peckenpaugh, retired Vice President and General Manager, Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company, the Wichita Valley Railway Company, Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Company, given at the First Annual Banquet of the Fort Worth Chapter Number 35 and Ladies' Auxiliary, The Veterans' Association of the Burlington Lines, at Fort Worth, Texas, December 16, 1948.
This is a very important document that I would like to see in the hands of a collector or museum. It is in very good condition for its age, as all of the typed area is intact. The cover page and the last page have some diminished edges, as seen in the scans of this document. It is a 10 page address with a cover page, totaling 11 pages. It is stapled in the top left-hand corner. The cover page and the last page are not connected to the balance of the pages. This document now resides in an acid-free clear sleeve from Gaylord Archives Company. (Document was not removed from this protective sleeve to scan.)
From what I have read of the text, this is very patriotic in nature and is very oriented towards the citizens of the United States upholding the Constitution of the United States as it was intended to be. This text is not for the faint of heart and even says:
"This country became and remained great not through collectivism, socialism, proletarian or any other dictatorship, not through redistribution of wealth, destruction of capital or the habit of regarding the state as the nurse of its citizens, but through faith in and an adherence to a basic law that began, "We the people of the United States" -- and so I think at long last we, the people of the United States, should say to the would-be wreckers of that Constitution, "If you don't want it, we want it, if you don't like it go to (somewhere else)." We like it and we mean to keep it, we are the posterity to whom these blessings were given, we mean to defend them on every front - we, the people of the United States."
There is a notation in pencil at the top left-hand corner of the cover page, which looks like the initials "G.W.H." in cursive.
Please see scans for condition of item.
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