Saturday, October 05, 2019

The Greatest Banquet in American History

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In 1879, the "Greatest Banquet in American History” was celebrated at the grand Palmer House Hotel in Chicago.
Commemorating the return of President Ulysses S. Grant after his trip around the World, Potter and Bertha Palmer hosted a gala dinner for 500 dignitaries including honoring Civil War heroes, General William Sherman and Phillip Sheridan. Among those in attendance Palmer’s friend, Mark Twain was the master of ceremonies, making this dinner and hotel talked about for ages to come. 

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