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Tough Tarbell Trivia
09-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Post: #31
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You're getting closer, Joe, but still not quite there. Isaac Diller isn't the person I'm interested in, and it doesn't have anything to do with a Diller appearing on the show. They did dramatize one of her books.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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09-06-2012, 10:15 AM (This post was last modified: 09-06-2012 10:17 AM by Joe Di Cola.)
Post: #32
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
(09-06-2012 09:02 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  You're getting closer, Joe, but still not quite there. Isaac Diller isn't the person I'm interested in, and it doesn't have anything to do with a Diller appearing on the show. They did dramatize one of her books.

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Rob

Did they dramatize THEY KNEW LINCOLN? If so, Diller knew Lincoln.

(09-06-2012 10:15 AM)Joe Di Cola Wrote:  
(09-06-2012 09:02 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  You're getting closer, Joe, but still not quite there. Isaac Diller isn't the person I'm interested in, and it doesn't have anything to do with a Diller appearing on the show. They did dramatize one of her books.

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Did they dramatize THEY KNEW LINCOLN? If so, Diller knew Lincoln.

Oops, I mean HE KNEW LINCOLN.
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09-06-2012, 10:32 AM
Post: #33
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
OK, I'm going to call this one. You were SO close, Joe, but not quite enough.

Here is the rundown:

1. He lived in Springfield--Roland W. Diller lived in Springfield.
2. He knew Lincoln--That was a double-meaning clue. Of course, Diller knew Lincoln, but He Knew Lincoln was also the title of what seems from her royalty statements to be Tarbell's most successful book.
3. He Knew Lincoln first came to national prominence when Edgar White Burrill recited it on the Eveready Hour in 1923.

The main character in He Knew Lincoln was a druggist named Billy Brown.

The answer is, Roland W. "Rollo" Diller was the inspiration for Tarbell's Billy Brown character.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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09-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Post: #34
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
(09-06-2012 10:32 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  OK, I'm going to call this one. You were SO close, Joe, but not quite enough.

Here is the rundown:

1. He lived in Springfield--Roland W. Diller lived in Springfield.
2. He knew Lincoln--That was a double-meaning clue. Of course, Diller knew Lincoln, but He Knew Lincoln was also the title of what seems from her royalty statements to be Tarbell's most successful book.
3. He Knew Lincoln first came to national prominence when Edgar White Burrill recited it on the Eveready Hour in 1923.

The main character in He Knew Lincoln was a druggist named Billy Brown.

The answer is, Roland W. "Rollo" Diller was the inspiration for Tarbell's Billy Brown character.

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Rob

Rob,

Thanks for the information, This was a great challenge and, again, I find your trivia stumpers to be a great deal of fun to work on. I did not realize that HE KNEW LINCOLN was such a popular work. One of my favories of Tarbell's Lincoln works is THE EARLY LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. I have a 1896 edition in my collection.

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09-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Post: #35
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Joe,

Not only was it popular in book form, but NBC Radio performed it for several years on Lincoln's birthday, and after they stopped, Tarbell authorized Charles "Chic" Sale to perform it on stage.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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09-19-2012, 01:08 PM
Post: #36
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Who gave credit to Tarbell's McClure's Magazine series on Lincoln for inspiring a lifelong love of Lincoln. This person was a writer, among other things (and it was NOT Carl Sandburg).

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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09-19-2012, 01:35 PM
Post: #37
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William E. Barton?
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09-19-2012, 02:25 PM
Post: #38
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Good guess, Roger, but not Barton.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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09-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Post: #39
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(09-19-2012 02:25 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Good guess, Roger, but not Barton.

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Rob,
Before I hazard an answer, was the person from Illinois?
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09-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Post: #40
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Albert Beveridge?
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09-19-2012, 03:24 PM
Post: #41
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Rob Wick?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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09-19-2012, 03:42 PM
Post: #42
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Lord Charnwood?
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09-19-2012, 04:46 PM
Post: #43
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Sorry Joe, but I cannot confirm or deny this person's location.

No to Albert J. Beveridge, Lord Charnwood or whoever that Rob Wick fellow is.

All right I'll give you a clue. This person read Tarbell's articles at the tender age of 13.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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09-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Post: #44
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Paul Angle?
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09-19-2012, 05:09 PM
Post: #45
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Sorry Roger, but it's not Angle.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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