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Great question! Happy holidays.
That was a good one! Enjoy your holidays!
(12-23-2020 08:46 PM)AussieMick Wrote: [ -> ]There's a room next door to this one called Manhattan.
The actual building is named after a France-Italy region .
I just have to correct this - it's French and Switzerland...not Italy.
A great question though!

Oh - and happy holidays to everyone!!
(12-24-2020 09:58 AM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote: [ -> ]Oh - and happy holidays to everyone!!

I second Eva!
Happy holidays! On this Christmas Eve I thought this would be a good "Who and Where" trivia question.

On Christmas Eve 1860 Lincoln paid a visit to someone. Who was that someone and where did the visit take place.
NO GOOGLING!
His stepmother?
No idea, but I think the visit to his stepmother was later (within a few weeks of when he departed Springfield for Washington).

Wild guess: Hannah Armstrong.
Sorry for the delay. Good guesses Susan and Roger but not correct.

This is someone Lincoln had a long friendship with in spite of some rivalries.
The visit took place in Springfield.
Stephen Douglas?
Perhaps Edward Dickinson Baker?
Yes Roger! Do you know where the visit took place?
I have no idea, but I'll guess Baker's home.
Roger, it was at the home of James Matheny and his wife Maria. Your correct guess of Baker wins you a Christmas pudding delivered next Christmas Eve 2021.

“On Christmas Eve, 1860, Baker arrived in Springfield to visit his step-daughter, Maria. Violating protocol, Mr. Lincoln went to the home of Maria and her husband, James Matheny. He walked in without bothering to knock. Greeting the new senator from Oregon, President-elect Lincoln said he ‘would rather see Baker elected Senator than any man alive.'” wrote Baker’s biographers, Harry C. Blair and Rebecca Tarshis.12 http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/membe...ard-baker/
(12-26-2020 01:18 PM)Anita Wrote: [ -> ]Roger, it was at the home of James Matheny and his wife Maria. Your correct guess of Baker wins you a Christmas pudding delivered next Christmas Eve 2021.

Thank you, Anita!!
Please try without googling:

What country in the world, outside the United States, has the most schools named for Abraham Lincoln?
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