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7:00 am
Sun November 18, 2012

Kentucky or Illinois? Whose Claim to Lincoln's Legacy is Best

Abraham Lincoln

The opening today of the film "Lincoln" is expected to renew interest in the United States' 16th president -- and to send those people to the sites dedicated to memorializing him. 

Lincoln led a nomadic life, especially when he was young -- he was born in Kentucky but spent much of his youth in Indiana, before he settled in Illinois. And, of course, he ended his life in Washington, D.C., the first American president to be assassinated.

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