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1897 LINCOLN RAIL POLITICAL REMNANT

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1897 LINCOLN RAIL POLITICAL REMNANT
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Remnant wood with note - PIECE OF GENUINE LINCOLN RAIL, AUG. 12, 1897. 6.5 in long. NOTE: During Lincoln's run for president, Richard J. Oglesby, a canny Illinois politician and Lincoln supporter, came up with the idea of sending Lincoln?s cousin, John Hanks, back to the family farm in Decatur, Illinois, to collect a couple of the wooden fence rails that he and Abe had split years before. After the state convention threw its support to Lincoln, Hanks returned to the farm and collected more of the hallowed rails that eventually became a touchstone for political theater.
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1897 LINCOLN RAIL POLITICAL REMNANT

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Oct 02, 2022
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0462: 1897 LINCOLN RAIL POLITICAL REMNANT
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Remnant wood with note - PIECE OF GENUINE LINCOLN RAIL, AUG. 12, 1897. 6.5 in long. NOTE: During Lincoln's run for president, Richard J. Oglesby, a canny Illinois politician and Lincoln supporter, came up with the idea of sending Lincoln?s cousin, John Hanks, back to the family farm in Decatur, Illinois, to collect a couple of the wooden fence rails that he and Abe had split years before. After the state convention threw its support to Lincoln, Hanks returned to the farm and collected more of the hallowed rails that eventually became a touchstone for political theater.
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