Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

P.E.O.’s Connection to Abraham Lincoln

Bess Truman is the only First Lady who was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Her husband, President Harry Truman was considered a B.I.L. (brothers-in-law), the name given to the spouses and significant others of P.E.O. members. However, the organization has a … Continue reading

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Was Lincoln in a Fraternity? and More

Today is Tax Day. It’s also the day on which Abraham Lincoln died in 1865, after having been shot the night before at Ford’s Theatre. Was Lincoln in a fraternity? The answer is no. Lincoln did not attend college. One … Continue reading

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For 272 Words on a November Day, 150 Years Ago, We Thank You President Lincoln

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke for about two minutes at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The cemetery was the final resting place of the more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed at the Battle … Continue reading

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And the Answer Is….Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois!

The question is, of course, “Where is the only existing building connected to a Lincoln-Douglas debate?” Their fifth debate for the Illinois Senate seat took place on the east side of Old Main on the Knox College campus from 2:30 – … Continue reading

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Presenting the Lincoln Bowl – Knox vs. Eureka

Abraham Lincoln never attended college, but he has connections to many colleges.  There are statues of him on numerous campuses including in Morris Library at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and at Illinois College. There are colleges named for him. And now there … Continue reading

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