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Library exhibit in Willmar, Minn., invites discussion on Lincoln, Civil War

Published 01/12/2012, West Central Tribune

The Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words in length. It can be recited in under two minutes. But Abraham Lincoln was wrong when he said in his speech that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” In fact, it’s one of the most famous speeches in history, given to remember the 50,000 American soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and to observe the sesquicentennial, the Willmar Public Library is hosting an Abraham Lincoln and Civil War exhibit now through Feb. 17.

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