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Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
09-30-2012, 04:09 PM (This post was last modified: 09-30-2012 05:07 PM by LincolnMan.)
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Rob: near perfect answer! It was Sherman who was self-invited according to an article in the Jan. 2011 issue of North & South magazine. In fact, Lincoln had some anxiety over Sherman not being with his troops down in North Carolina. I've left my work-desk (yes, I'm at work)- so I can't give the authors name off the top of my head. Great job.

Who is the world-famous musician-born in Louisiana-who recently narrated Copland's Lincoln Portrait with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra?

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10-01-2012, 04:07 AM
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Van Cliburn?
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10-01-2012, 06:34 AM
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Absolutely! Nice one Roger. Smile

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10-03-2012, 08:44 PM
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(09-30-2012 03:42 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  1. Grant, Sherman and David Porter.
2. George E.A. Healy.
3. The Peacemakers
4. I would guess Porter.

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In the North & South magazine of January 2011, Carl R. Schendker, Jr. makes the following comment about the meetings (there were actually two):
"...the March 27 and 28 River Queen interviews figure importantly in Civil War lore, the only meetings ever bringing together the Union's holy trinity- Lincoln, Grant, and Sherman. These meetings spark the imagination, their poignancy nowhere captured better then by historian T. Harry Williams in Lincoln and His Generals. Describing Lincoln's April 8 departure from City Point, Williams ends his book with two chilling sentences: "Lincoln may have been thinking of the weary years of defeat-of McClellan, Burnside, Hooker-or of the hour of victory and Grant and Sherman. That day John Wilkes Booth registered at the National Hotel in Washington."

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10-04-2012, 08:38 AM
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What modern-day entertainer graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in New York? What modern-day entertainer attended Lincoln High School in Warren, Michigan but didn't graduate?

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10-04-2012, 10:57 AM
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Question 1 ????
Question 2 Madonna?

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10-04-2012, 11:10 AM
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Abraham Lincoln High School in New York has graduated many who are now in the entertainment industry. Singers Neil Diamond and Neil Sedaka are alumni, as is actor Lou Gossett Jr.

Eninem dropped out of Lincoln High School in Warren, Michigan after failing the 9th grade for the second time.
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10-04-2012, 11:39 AM
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Donna: you win! Neil Diamond indeed graduated the Abraham Lincoln High School in New York. Eminem is also the correct second answer. Great job.

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10-05-2012, 12:58 PM
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(10-04-2012 11:39 AM)LincolnMan Wrote:  Donna: you win! Neil Diamond indeed graduated the Abraham Lincoln High School in New York. Eminem is also the correct second answer. Great job.

Great! It isn't often I actually see the question before someone else answers.
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10-09-2012, 02:42 PM
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During his Indiana years what girl refused to court Abraham Lincoln because he was too fond of onions?
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10-09-2012, 03:06 PM
Post: #86
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According to Louis A. Warren, that would be Hannah Gentry.

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10-09-2012, 03:21 PM
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Kudos, Rob. That is the girl. I was already trying to think of clues but having problems doing so - thank you for making that process a non-issue.
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10-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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How did the Lincoln and Mudd families fit into the marriage of Andrew Johnson and Eliza McCardle Johnson?
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10-16-2012, 09:23 AM
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OK, no one's biting on this one so here's the answer: Andrew Johnson and Eliza McCardle were married by Mordecai Lincoln, first cousin to Abraham's father. Mordecai Lincoln was married to a Mudd (I want to say a second cousin to Sam, but I'm not sure).
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10-16-2012, 09:24 AM
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Wow, I bet you gave killer tests when you were a teacher!

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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