First over to the horse auction.
There are a lot of auctions in this part of the country. Estate auctions, houses and farm auctions, quilt auctions, produce auctions and this - a horse auction.
Our next stop was a few miles away over at Wheatland - the home of our 15th President - James Buchanan. The property and Visitor's Center is on outskirts of Lancaster PA.
Buchanan was one of our most experienced statesman, having served 10 years in both the House of Representatives and the Senate as well as being the US ambassador to England and to Russia. He was also the Secretary of State under president James K. Polk.
James Buchanan was a lifelong bachelor. His niece, Harriet Lane was orphaned and he became her guardian. When he was ambassador to England, Harriet joined him and when he was elected to the White House, Harriet served as the First Lady. In fact, she was the first one to be labeled the "First Lady". She also lived with him at Wheatland until she married at 36.
One thing I noticed about the house downstairs was the use of mirrors with candles near them to reflect the light in many rooms.
Thanks for joining us today on two memorable events for us -- the auction and Wheatland. Until next time...