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A man of many talents

March 10, 2013
Mary Burns Deas , The OBSERVER

Everyone knows the story of the boy who was born in a log cabin with a dirt floor in Kentucky when it was the rugged western frontier. His grandfather was a friend of Daniel Boone. At a young age, his family moved to the Indiana Territory where his mother died a short time later. In these two places he did not have much opportunity for education and all who know the story can envision him bent over a book in the dim firelight.



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