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Michigan celebrates the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

Abraham LincolnThis year is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (Feb. 12, 2009) and the Michigan Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee is working to help the people of Michigan to appreciate how Lincoln’s life relates to the lives of Michiganians today.

You can click over to see events & exhibits in Michigan relating to Abraham Lincoln, including the cool ” This Week in the Life of Lincoln” feature and an essay contest. Check out a video of Lincoln’s only Michigan appearance, on August 27, 1865 at a rally for the first-ever Republican presidential candidate, Charles C. Fremont, in Kalamazoo: