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Editor says, what if the Coldwar showdown over a divided city was on the Mason-Dixon Line? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1961,residents of Philadelphia awoke to a divided city. Because Confederate Troops had sealed off the border between North and South Philadelphia, shutting off the escape route for thousands of refugees headed for the United States.
A City DividedPlans to build a fortified wall for the Mason-Dixon Line were being explored in Richmond. President of the Union John F Kennedy (pictured) described the action as both illegal, and an insult to the City's Motto: "Philadelphia maneto" - "Let brotherly love endure", asserting that "They are and remain our American brothers and sisters".