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Tough Tarbell Trivia
04-06-2021, 05:20 AM (This post was last modified: 04-06-2021 05:24 AM by AussieMick.)
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04-06-2021, 06:30 AM
Post: #407
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
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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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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05-09-2021, 03:35 PM
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What was one of the biggest misconceptions regarding Lincoln that Tarbell was constantly forced to refute?

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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05-09-2021, 04:45 PM
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That Lincoln belonged to a church?
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05-09-2021, 05:18 PM
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Logical guess Roger, but not the correct one.

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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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05-09-2021, 07:38 PM
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The story that Lincoln left Mary at the altar during their first engagement?
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05-09-2021, 08:39 PM
Post: #412
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Again, a logical guess, but not the answer I'm looking for.

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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05-10-2021, 02:10 AM
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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?
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05-10-2021, 03:50 AM
Post: #414
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That Lincoln was an abolitionist his entire life?
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05-10-2021, 07:34 AM
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Sorry gentlemen, but neither is correct.

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

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05-10-2021, 09:40 PM
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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Next clue: Of all the questions Tarbell studied, this appears to have generated the most letters to her.

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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05-11-2021, 02:02 AM
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Is it something to do with the Emancipation Proclamation?
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05-11-2021, 07:31 AM
Post: #418
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No it doesn't.

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Rob

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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05-11-2021, 09:12 AM
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Lincoln's state of depression following the death of Ann Rutledge ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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05-11-2021, 11:53 AM
Post: #420
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Sorry Gene, but that's not it either.

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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

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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