Thursday, February 12, 2009

Roadside America, Feb Newsletter

RoadsideAmerica.com Sightings Newsletter - Feb. 11, 2009 Vol. 5, No. 2 - is a brief newsletter: our new gallery of America's Loopiest Lincoln Landmarks!

To mark Lincoln's 200th birthday on Feb. 12th, the editors at RoadsideAmerica.com have selected their favorite Lincoln tourist attractions and exhibits. From a much longer list, these 12 leapt onto the stage of infamy -- from the Lincoln Watermelon Monument to the bronzed foundation of Lincoln's Boyhood Home. There's even one unmentionable exhibit (which we've chosen to mention, of course).
Abraham Lincoln would have been 200 years old on Feb. 12, 2009. That gives pause to reflect. Not on his impact on the Union, his role in freeing slaves, his shrewd leadership and "team of rivals," or the continuing debate about who Lincoln really was. We know Abe by his landmarks -- by what Americans have chosen to display and visit along the highway.

Enjoy!
Doug, Ken, Mike (and the rest of the RoadsideAmerica.com Team)


8 comments:

  1. i think you should also post something education and more respecting about Lincoln.

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  2. Well anonymous, you could also do that, right here!

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  3. Thanks Jude - but have to admit he/she has a point. I get caught up in the folk art fun of roadside stuff. Is Walt Whitman serious enough? "When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloomed" is about Lincoln's assassination. So is "O Captain! My Captain!" Both are from Leaves of Grass, intitially self-published too.

    This reminds me that a Whitman selection is in order at Poets & Wtiters Picnic

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  4. I owe Jude & anonymous (presumably not always the same person) a thank you. I was going to skip today at the plog (pwp blog) and post love poetry at (real and humorous) for the 14th but this stirred my stumps to write up something for Feb 12 - Poems for Lincoln Bicentennial.

    OK anonymous - now it's your turn.

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  5. (hey)Jude <-----------never anonymous !

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  6. Dang - put that one on Tee

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  7. how about this one? http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/liho/

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  8. Thanks anon - that's a great site. Much appreciated.

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