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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - AussieMick - 03-24-2024 05:16 PM

Did he have extra marital affairs before or after marriage, with men or women.

RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Anita - 03-24-2024 05:18 PM

Her positive authentication of a collection of documents Wilma Frances Minor submitted to the editor of the Atlantic Monthly. It included 10 letters Wilma Frances Minor claimed had been written by Lincoln, 3 of which were to Ann Rutledge. The collection also contained 4 letters written by Ann Ann Rutledge.These were later proven forgeries.

RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-24-2024 05:23 PM

Again, neither is correct.

I'm quickly running out of clues, so this will be the final one before I give up the answer.



RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 03-24-2024 08:22 PM

Lincoln's opinions on then current political topics. Or what she thought Lincoln might do if he was currently President?

RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 03-24-2024 08:29 PM

You got it, Steve! Tarbell was often asked what Lincoln would think of current situations, and she would respond that she had no idea. She always told people they were asking the wrong question. Instead of asking what Lincoln would do, they should study how Lincoln made decisions. That would be the closest anyone could come to capturing Lincoln's viewpoint on events he had no knowledge of.


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-17-2024 09:50 PM

In 1942, the federal government purchased plates used to print six of Tarbell's books. What was behind the government's purchase?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 04-18-2024 03:41 AM

Based on the date, I'd guess it had nothing to do with Tarbell but with using it for war production materials.

RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - STS Lincolnite - 04-18-2024 08:15 AM

My initial thought is the same as Steve's above.

RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-18-2024 08:16 AM


You are on the right track, but I am going to require a specific product to consider the answer to be correct. You'll see why later.


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-18-2024 11:13 PM

Think about what printing plates were made of in Tarbell's time.


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 04-19-2024 03:53 AM


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 04-19-2024 07:16 AM

This is one of those questions that I am just going to give the answer because I can't think of any other clues. The answer is the lead plates were being melted down to make cores for bullets. What makes this significant (at least to me) is that for a number of years in her early life Tarbell was a strong advocate for peace, however she wasn't upset that her work was symbolically being used for war. To be sure, this came after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but it still seems ironic to me.