Tombstone and veterans build Lincoln’s Hearse
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2015: 150th Anniversary of the death of President Lincoln
Jack Feather of Tombstone Hearse in Tombstone, Arizona and PJ Staab of Staab Funeral Homes of Springfield, Missouri
Jack and PJ Staab teamed up the Blue Ox Mill School for Veterans for an historic project. They organized the building of a replica of the funeral coach of Abraham Lincoln. The very large and decorative hearse had been destroyed by fire long ago. Jack was the project leader. He did research for historical accuracy and worked with skilled craftsmen including Eric Hollenbeck and his students at the Blue Ox Mill School in California. The unique vocational school for combat veterans, built the box for the hearse which was then shipped Jack’s facility in Tombstone for final assembly and finishing. The metal castings and the wheels were also fabricated by veterans. The replica is magnificent and will be the center piece of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s death and funeral.