Michigan's Link to Lincoln Lore

Nov 15, 2012

A lot of us will go see Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln” as it opens across the country Friday. It tells the story of the final four months of the life of the American Heartland’s most-well-known president.

This got Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta thinking about the 16th president’s connections to Michigan -- including a well-known phrase Lincoln may have never actually said.

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Here’s an article written by Bob Garrett on the Seeking Michigan website on Lincoln’s Michigan connections:


Here’s a transcript of Lincoln’s 1856 speech in Kalamazoo:


Here’s the entirety of the speech where Lincoln calls Lewis Cass a “Michigander:”