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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-23-2024 10:00 AM

Good morning!

One of the things that Tarbell was often called on to do was to speak on Lincoln. There was, however, one topic she would never discuss. What was that topic?

I don't think Google will help, but feel free to use it.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 03-23-2024 10:59 AM

Lincoln being a corporate lawyer for a railroad?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Dennis Urban - 03-23-2024 11:04 AM

How about his relationship with his Confederate in-laws??


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 03-23-2024 11:36 AM

Whether or not Mary was pregnant on the date of the wedding to Abraham?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-23-2024 01:32 PM

All are logical guesses, but incorrect. I can't think of anyone who today would consider the topic controversial.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Gene C - 03-23-2024 05:35 PM

Lincoln's religious views


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-23-2024 07:23 PM

Again Gene, that's a good guess, but not correct.

What she refused to talk about had nothing to do with anything that Lincoln may or may not have done during his lifetime.

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R0b


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 03-24-2024 02:16 AM

Questions about her personal life, including info on romantic relationships and if she was planning/hoping to get married?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 03-24-2024 04:17 AM

Questions about Tad's speech impediment?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Gene C - 03-24-2024 06:42 AM

Questions about his parents


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-24-2024 10:41 AM

Gentlemen, all are excellent guesses, but incorrect.

In addition to speeches, she was often asked this by newspaper reporters at the time of Lincoln's birthday. She said it was the wrong question.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 03-24-2024 12:20 PM

Whether or not Thomas Lincoln was Abraham's biological father?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-24-2024 12:40 PM

Sorry Roger, but that isn't correct.

This wasn't about something that happened in Lincoln's life. It was more of a philosophical question about Lincoln.

Best
Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - AussieMick - 03-24-2024 04:07 PM

Gene said religious views .... what about belief in a God ....?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-24-2024 04:19 PM

Good guess, Mike, but that's not it.

Think about something that someone might want to know about Lincoln, but doesn't involve his biographical details.

Best
Rob