Dale Ogden, Senior Curator of Cultural History, Indiana State Museum dispels myths surrounding one of our most beloved Presidents Abe Lincoln.
1. Lincoln was raised by an incompetent and abusive father. Tom was actually a skilled carpenter and a leader in his community.
2. Abraham and Mary Lincoln were working-class and AL was generally unknown prior to his presidency. The Lincolns were actually a well-known, upper middle-class family. I've attached a photo of the cordial set she used to entertain.
3. A myth often paired with #2 is that Abraham was a repeated failure until he won the presidency. Lincoln was an exceptionally successful professional who held a number of extremely important positions (surveyor, postmaster, attorney, state legislator) long before he ran for president.
4. None of AL's children amounted to much and Robert's success was simply a matter of him capitalizing on his father's name. (see attached photo of Hildene, Robert's estate).
10 A.M. UPDATE: Snow is falling in several counties, particularly south of Indianapolis. Most areas of Central Indiana have seen 2 to 6 inches of snow, with higher totals south of I-70. Counties to the northwest and northeast have seen 1 to 3 inches of snow, with some areas seeing less than an inch.
The Greene County Sheriff's Department says the state Department of Transportation plow truck went off Indiana 45 and flipped onto its passenger side in a crash early Friday.
State police say a southern Indiana man has been arrested after a six-hour standoff that began when he fired several shots at family members.