Guy Fraker, a retired Bloomington attorney and Lincoln scholar, speaks at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum where he donated a letter written by Lincoln that shows a turning point in his career that ultimately led him to the White House.
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield has acquired an 1854 letter handwritten by Lincoln to a Peoria attorney showing he had his eyes set on bigger political prizes much earlier than historians believed.
A bear that gained a social media following while wandering hundreds of miles in the Midwest and eventually reached Louisiana has died after being hit by a vehicle, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Wednesday.
Not only is Lewis Gould the first recipient of the award from the First Ladies Association for Research and Education, the award is named after him.