Martin Van Buren: The Little Magician pops up in Rochester

{Destruction of the steamer Caroline during the so-called Patriot War of 1837.] In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochester (BELOW), on Sept 5, 1839, Van Buren, the first sitting president to visit the city, was greeted by thousands of cheering well wishers, booming cannon, blaring martial music, and a flood of ┬ájournalistic purple prose. … Continue reading Martin Van Buren: The Little Magician pops up in Rochester