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Short Essay on Abraham Lincoln.
Guy Fraker, Lincoln scholar and author of Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit, will speak at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Fraker’s work documents how the time Lincoln spent on the circuit provided him with the perfect setting for his growth and eventual ascendency to the presidency. As a central Illinois lawyer himself, the author knows the 8th Judicial Circuit well. Thus he is able to articulate why it shaped Lincoln significantly. He will point out how the legal and political ideas and language of the nation’s 16th president developed during these formative years riding the circuit, parts of it anti-slavery and parts of it pro-slavery. During this important time he came to understand the thinking behind both positions, further mastering the art of articulating his own anti-slavery beliefs in a manner that could bring those listening over to his way of thinking. History makes it clear that Lincoln never shied away from, and in fact encouraged, civil discourse while discussing the most difficult issues of his time.
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This story of life in the White House with the 16th President is a newly revealed piece of his legacy. The tale follows Francis Carpenter in his effort to save a wrongly imprisoned soldier, all the while working in the Lincoln White House on his famous painting, “First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet.” The artist was patiently waiting for just the right moment to approach the President about the soldier’s predicament. The story and all the dialogue is documented in Carpenter’s private diary and personal letters, in magazine articles that he wrote and in his book.
He decided to marry Mary Todd in 1842.
There is great excitement at The Lincoln Family Home about the solar project and the new agricultural complex. Consistent with their 25 year forest management plan, the Rowland Agricultural Center is constructed with timber harvested and milled from the woodlands of the Lincoln family’s 412 acre estate, part of a closed loop system. The 40 by 100 foot barn is designed specifically to house a goat herd and for viewing cheesemaking from the milking of the goats to the processing of a signature Hildene Farm cheese. It is anticipated that given its location in The Shires of Vermont, and Hildene’s commitment to promoting the state’s cheesemakers, the Center will become a resource for visitors to discover the wide variety of artisan cheeses available statewide on the Vermont Cheese Trail. Upon completion, planned for summer 2009, it will become another part of the Hildene experience for guests and serve as an example of small scale sustainable farming in the Green Mountain State. Additionally, as a result of the Clean Energy Development Grant the entire agricultural center project will become a valuable teaching tool for generations to come on the importance of renewable clean energy generation.