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THE AMAZING LEGACY OF JAMES E. HANGER, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER

Event Type: Special Event
Date: 12/12/2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Historical author, Bob O'Connor, will be talking about James E. Hanger, who became the first amputee of the American Civil War. Hating the leg the Union doctor gave him, he used his ingenuity and engineering background to invent an artificial leg with a joint at the knee that hinged at the ankle. The company Hanger founded still operates today and made the artificial tail for the dolphin, Winter, in the movie "Dolphin Tale." Located in the Large Meeting Room.
Library: Beatley Central Library