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Tough Tarbell Trivia
03-13-2022, 08:09 PM
Post: #526
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Although I don't think it would help, no Googling please.

Of whom was Tarbell speaking when she wrote "It grows on me as I think of it, which I take it is as good a proof as one could have of the sincerity, intelligence, deep conviction in your work."

First clue. She is not writing about a historian.

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03-14-2022, 03:54 AM
Post: #527
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Rob, has the person ever been mentioned on this forum?
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03-14-2022, 05:35 AM
Post: #528
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Not an historian, I'll go with journalist. Lincoln Steffens?
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03-14-2022, 07:43 AM
Post: #529
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Roger, I imagine at some point this person might have been, but I can't swear to it.

Steve, good guess, but it isn't Steffens.

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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03-14-2022, 07:03 PM
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Margaret Mitchell?
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03-14-2022, 08:01 PM
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Good try Susan, but it isn't Mitchell.

Clue #2: This person never wrote anything.

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03-15-2022, 03:54 AM
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Jane Addams?
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03-15-2022, 06:26 AM
Post: #533
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Sorry Roger, but it's not her.

Clue#3: This person is not a native -born American.

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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03-15-2022, 10:01 PM
Post: #534
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Next clue.

He was born in Canada.
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03-16-2022, 04:13 AM
Post: #535
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Sir Frederick Grant Banting?
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03-16-2022, 06:30 AM
Post: #536
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William Shatner aka Capt. James Tiberius Kirk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFu0Ejl2eVo

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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03-16-2022, 07:48 AM
Post: #537
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Sorry gentlemen, but neither is correct. Gene, I don't think Tarbell ever went where no man has gone before.

Next clue: FDR was also impressed by this man's work.

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Rob

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03-16-2022, 05:57 PM
Post: #538
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Next clue: Americans first saw him in 1931.

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03-17-2022, 12:11 AM
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Social worker / political activist? ( this way I get two tries )

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03-17-2022, 01:35 AM
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James Couzens?
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