Thursday, February 12, 2009

1909: 100th Anniversary of Lincoln's Birth

In February 1909, the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, newspapers around the country described various aspects of Lincoln's presidency, his legacy, and memorials to his name. The Hopkinsville Kentuckian (Hopkinsville, KY) devoted a full page with illustrations to descriptions of his birthplace and the planned memorial dedication by then-President Theodore Roosevelt, appreciation of Lincoln in verse, and a review of his life and times.... Read the digitized newspaper at the Library of Congress...

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