Girl's Letter Changes Face of Lincoln

The town of Westfield, N.Y. remains, in some ways, as it was back in 1860. Rural and Republican. But in those days, women couldn't vote. Republicans were the brand new party opposed to slavery, and an 11-year-old girl named Grace Bedell saw something that bothered her when her Republican dad showed her a campaign poster showing the young Abe Lincoln running for president. Presidential fashion fact: The first 15 presidents had no facial hair. Not one had a beard. No goatees. No moustaches....Full Story
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