by Freida Marie Crump
Greetings from the Ridge.
“Born, Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardon County, Kentucky. Education, defective. Profession, lawyer. Have been a captain of volunteers in Black Hawk War. Postmaster at a very small office.”
Thus began Abraham Lincoln’s first biography of himself.
For the next 12 months we (and Abe) will be treated to what is surely the world’s most prolonged birthday celebration as President Lincoln prepares to