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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Calendar > Arts and Culture

A familiar face passes on

By: Democrat File Photo
LONG EDDY - Beloved for his numerous appearances as President Abraham Lincoln, Long Eddy resident John Deck passed away Monday at the age of 82 (see obituary in this issue).
Towering at a height he liked to say was “5 feet, 18 inches,” Deck was a regular figure at Civil War re-enactments in Liberty - including this one we captured on black-and-white film in July 1998.
That 12-year-old shaking Lincoln's hand? His name - honest! - is Woodrow Wilson. (For those not up on their American history, Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, whereas Lincoln served as the 16th President 50 years prior.)
We'd like to imagine John and Abe are even now comparing visages and swapping truly tall tales ..

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