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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - AussieMick - 04-06-2021 05:20 AM

Advertising a product?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-06-2021 06:30 AM

Mike and Roger, Steve actually got it. It was land speculation in Florida. Tarbell was approached by Harry Payne Button of McCall's Magazine to investigate the Florida land boom, so in 1926 she went there for several weeks. The clue about her becoming involved in a subject she wasn't knowun for is a reference to her discovery of the Florida architecture of Addison Mizner. She wrote an introduction to a book celebrating Mizner's work. Although it was reprinted by Dover, original copies are very rare and can bring a good price. Great job Steve!

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 05-09-2021 03:35 PM

What was one of the biggest misconceptions regarding Lincoln that Tarbell was constantly forced to refute?

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 05-09-2021 04:45 PM

That Lincoln belonged to a church?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 05-09-2021 05:18 PM

Logical guess Roger, but not the correct one.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 05-09-2021 07:38 PM

The story that Lincoln left Mary at the altar during their first engagement?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 05-09-2021 08:39 PM

Again, a logical guess, but not the answer I'm looking for.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 05-10-2021 02:10 AM

Does it relate to Lincoln's time growing up or when he lived in New Salem? As in people looking down on his background (as in trying to make him or his family more into "bumpkins") to make his assent to the Presidency seem more miraculous?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 05-10-2021 03:50 AM

That Lincoln was an abolitionist his entire life?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 05-10-2021 07:34 AM

Sorry gentlemen, but neither is correct.

First clue. It was a specific action as well as a philosophical one.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 05-10-2021 09:40 PM

Next clue: Of all the questions Tarbell studied, this appears to have generated the most letters to her.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 05-11-2021 02:02 AM

Is it something to do with the Emancipation Proclamation?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 05-11-2021 07:31 AM

No it doesn't.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Gene C - 05-11-2021 09:12 AM

Lincoln's state of depression following the death of Ann Rutledge ?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 05-11-2021 11:53 AM

Sorry Gene, but that's not it either.

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Rob