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Lincoln at Tusculum

If you still haven’t gotten your Lincoln Bicentennial fix, you’ve got two more chances this fall with a couple of interesting events at Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN.

Tusculum itself has a pretty interesting history.  It’s the oldest college in Tennessee, and one of the oldest in the country.  Andrew Johnson was a trustee, and one of the school’s museums has a fine collection of Johnson material.  The other is devoted to the Doak family, whose members founded a couple of the schools that were Tusculum’s forerunners.  (Rev War buffs might recognize the elder Samuel Doak as the guy who gave the sermon at Sycamore Shoals in late September 1780, when the overmountain men mustered for the expedition that ended at King’s Mountain.)

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