Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. With the use of the Lincoln Bible at the recent inauguration of President Obama, and the bicentennial observance of Lincoln’s birth, we’ve recently been hearing Lincoln’s name frequently. A couple of years ago I ran across a website created by Roger Norton, who describes himself as a “former American history teacher who enjoys researching Abraham Lincoln’s life and accomplishments.” In other research, I found that Mr. Norton taught middle school history — I wasn’t surprised. It has a wealth of information, all written in the style of that favorite history teacher we all had who made history live for us. I even learned the name of Lincoln’s dog (Fido, a yellowish mutt)!

The website is named Abraham Lincoln Research site. It is divided into 3 parts: Abraham Lincoln Research Site, Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination, and Mary Todd Lincoln Research site. There are photos of Lincoln’s children and the Inauguration as well as the Assassination.

Check out Mr. Norton’s history lesson at: http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln2.html

link was updated March 30, 2010 at request of Roger Norton

Barbara Misselt, Director

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