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01-25-2020, 08:17 PM
Post: #226
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Well done Anita !!!!! I think Homer was having a heart attack and told Bart not to worry because only bad people die ..... Bart says But Lincoln died !?! .... Homer says Yes well .... Lincoln sold poisoned milk to schoolchildren. And Marge smacked him on the head.

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01-26-2020, 12:21 PM (This post was last modified: 01-26-2020 12:22 PM by Anita.)
Post: #227
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(01-25-2020 08:17 PM)AussieMick Wrote:  Well done Anita !!!!! I think Homer was having a heart attack and told Bart not to worry because only bad people die ..... Bart says But Lincoln died !?! .... Homer says Yes well .... Lincoln sold poisoned milk to schoolchildren. And Marge smacked him on the head.

HA, Now I remember. Good for Marge.
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02-10-2020, 07:15 PM
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Who called Herndon -" the 'master myth-maker' of all Lincoln literature" ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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02-10-2020, 09:09 PM
Post: #229
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Just about everyone?

Seriously, my first guess would be David Donald. Second guess would be just about everyone.

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02-10-2020, 09:38 PM (This post was last modified: 02-10-2020 09:43 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #230
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(02-10-2020 09:09 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Just about everyone?

Seriously, my first guess would be David Donald. Second guess would be just about everyone.

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Excellent guess, that was fast.
However, David Donald is not the person who I quoted.
But your are one person closer with your second guess.

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02-11-2020, 04:54 AM
Post: #231
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Jean Baker?
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02-11-2020, 06:28 AM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2020 06:28 AM by AussieMick.)
Post: #232
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Robert Lincoln ?

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02-11-2020, 08:15 AM
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(02-11-2020 04:54 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Jean Baker?
A female at all? 20th century?
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02-11-2020, 11:07 AM
Post: #234
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Louis A. Warren?
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02-11-2020, 12:17 PM
Post: #235
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All good guesses, but not quite correct.

It's time for a clue.
Our mystery person never met Lincoln or Herndon, they were no longer alive when our mystery person was born.

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02-11-2020, 01:02 PM
Post: #236
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Paul Angle?

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02-11-2020, 01:22 PM (This post was last modified: 02-11-2020 01:23 PM by wpbinzel.)
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"... it appears that William Henry Herndon, instead of attaining the roll [sic] of another Boswell, has become the master Lincoln mythmaker."
-- Louis A. Warren, "Herndon's Contribution to Lincoln Mythology," Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 41, No. 3, (September 1945), p. 223.

I think Steve is correct.

(Here is the link to the article:
https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/ind.../7548/8810 )
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02-11-2020, 01:53 PM
Post: #238
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Very good, that wasn't who I was looking for, but you have given proof that Warren wrote that (before my person wrote it)
I will happily acknowledge your answer as the winning one.

Congratulations.
Your prize is a free Cozy Dog (and you don't have to share, you each get your own) at the next Springfield Tour.
However, you must be present to win. And that's not all. You also get a free admission to Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.
(And that's not something you can win on Wheel of Fortune.)

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02-11-2020, 05:32 PM
Post: #239
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Gene, did I miss whom you were originally looking for? I'd love to know!
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02-11-2020, 06:05 PM
Post: #240
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You didn't miss it.
It was John J Duff author of A Lincoln Prairie Lawyer

He was a lawyer from New York and as far as I can tell, the only book he wrote. Published in 1960 it is one of the best books on
Lincoln's law career. When I finish reading it, I will post more about it.

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