Lincoln's Indiana boyhood gets new sc...

Lincoln's Indiana boyhood gets new script

There are 25 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Lincoln's Indiana boyhood gets new script. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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mab

Traun, Austria

#1 Feb 11, 2008
well are there?
What is the point of spending a whole lot of money on this if there are not?
S Barton

Collierville, TN

#2 Feb 11, 2008
We visited this past summer from Memphis TN and were impressed with what was there but had hoped that they would add more to bring more interest. Very excited to hear this.

“Skeptical”

Since: Feb 08

Indianapolis

#3 Feb 11, 2008
"...Lincoln's ties to the state where he lived between the ages of 7 and 21."

Wow! Abe was even smarter than I thought. He set a good example and left this state when he was young. I must follow his example.

“Common Sense is not Common”

Since: Dec 07

Indy

#4 Feb 11, 2008
Joe Crow wrote:
"...Lincoln's ties to the state where he lived between the ages of 7 and 21."
Wow! Abe was even smarter than I thought. He set a good example and left this state when he was young. I must follow his example.
Bye Bye!
Don't let the Hoosier door hit you in the backside on the way out!
Teresa

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Feb 11, 2008
This is typical of Indiana. We have no pride nor do we support things that should be supported. Instead we are taxed for a football stadium that few people in the state can afford to visit anyway.

Something as important as this and we can't be bothered.

Sometimes I really am embarassed by this red neck state.
bruce

United States

#6 Feb 11, 2008
Translation: We want to find a way to maximize the exploitation of the modest little story of Abe living in Indiana for a little while in his life. I'm not saying there isn't a story, but it is what it is, and we all know what it is. Hire writers, pay for publicity, and engage in shameless revisionist history, and try to get people to think more of Indiana by trying to live vicariously through Abe's little connection to Indiana. Indiana wants to be BIG! BIG! Hey look everybody, "Abe actually got the 'house divided' idea when lightning dropped a tree through the middle of his sweet little log cabin in Spencer county" see dramatic reenactment for a 20 dollar all day ticket!!!
No surprise

United States

#7 Feb 11, 2008
Wow, another venture into the stupid. 1.6 million for a production that they already know won't pay for itself. That should really help Indiana's strong financial ability to keep taxes down. This from those who cry how they just can't find a way to reduce spending. How about starting here? Or should we spend a half million on a study to see if we should go forward with another losing idea?
Rosy

Jasper, IN

#8 Feb 11, 2008
Yes -- I am glad to see this being done.. Folks southern Indiana is a hidden jewel full of great adventure and full of warm friendly folks. The area has a great amphitheatre and educating folks more about the YOUNG ABE is much needed. WE Support!
HA HA HA HA HA

Duncan, OK

#10 Feb 11, 2008
what a waste
So_ IN_ Chick

Bloomington, IN

#13 Feb 11, 2008
The musical is tired and old. It needs to be replaced. I don't know if it needs "multimedia components and special effects, perhaps movie, water or fog screens, even fireworks" or not, but it does need a renovation.
The Lincoln Boyhood Memorial is a great place and I've always enjoyed going. The Living Historical Farm has got to be my favorite.
Hoosier

Duncan, OK

#14 Feb 11, 2008
Joe Crow wrote:
"...Lincoln's ties to the state where he lived between the ages of 7 and 21."
Wow! Abe was even smarter than I thought. He set a good example and left this state when he was young. I must follow his example.
Why don't you go see a play at the theater while your at it.
Blackbeard

Crown Point, IN

#15 Feb 11, 2008
I've never understood why Indiana has not taken it's rightful place as the State of Lincoln. Where you were born means nothing and by the time you're 21, you've already developed. Lincoln is a product of Indiana--pure and simple. Ask just about anybody. If you were raised from 7-21 in Indiana and then moved, for the rest of your life, you'd still likely say you're from Indiana.

Indiana is the Land of Lincoln.

On a side not, Ohio is the birthplace of aviation--not North Carolina. Who cares where the Wright Brothers actually chose to test their experiment based on a favorable landscape.
bruce

United States

#16 Feb 11, 2008
Blackbeard wrote:
I've never understood why Indiana has not taken it's rightful place as the State of Lincoln. Where you were born means nothing and by the time you're 21, you've already developed. Lincoln is a product of Indiana--pure and simple. Ask just about anybody. If you were raised from 7-21 in Indiana and then moved, for the rest of your life, you'd still likely say you're from Indiana.
Indiana is the Land of Lincoln.
On a side not, Ohio is the birthplace of aviation--not North Carolina. Who cares where the Wright Brothers actually chose to test their experiment based on a favorable landscape.
Where the Wright brothers built their flying machine, or where they flew it, really doesn't give cause for any kind of a claim, other than this is where they were at the time. So what? Ohio didn't offer them anything special in the ways of knowledge and inspiration they couldn't have had anywhere else. As with Lincoln, he was born in a place, moved to the woods of Indiana, and that's about it. As far as trying to claim that he was somehow "geographically nurtured" into greatness by something special to Indiana is asanine. Wanting to exploit the pure chance that put him in Indiana for a while, for tourist dollars, is ludicrous.
Grandma

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Feb 11, 2008
Teresa wrote:
This is typical of Indiana. We have no pride nor do we support things that should be supported. Instead we are taxed for a football stadium that few people in the state can afford to visit anyway.
Something as important as this and we can't be bothered.
Sometimes I really am embarassed by this red neck state.
So what specifically are YOU doing to correct the situation?
Concerned Citizen

Columbus, IN

#18 Feb 11, 2008
spend the money on the jackson 5...their house is still there!!!
Blackbeard

Crown Point, IN

#19 Feb 11, 2008
bruce wrote:
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Where the Wright brothers built their flying machine, or where they flew it, really doesn't give cause for any kind of a claim, other than this is where they were at the time. So what? Ohio didn't offer them anything special in the ways of knowledge and inspiration they couldn't have had anywhere else. As with Lincoln, he was born in a place, moved to the woods of Indiana, and that's about it. As far as trying to claim that he was somehow "geographically nurtured" into greatness by something special to Indiana is asanine. Wanting to exploit the pure chance that put him in Indiana for a while, for tourist dollars, is ludicrous.
Look back at your own life. You probably consider who you are now to be developed those years between 7 and 21. And from what I'm reading, you just don't believe there are such thing as values that arise from being raised in certain areas. That's fine, but I just disagree.
bruce

United States

#20 Feb 11, 2008
Blackbeard wrote:
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Look back at your own life. You probably consider who you are now to be developed those years between 7 and 21. And from what I'm reading, you just don't believe there are such thing as values that arise from being raised in certain areas. That's fine, but I just disagree.
I don't discount values and influences. But don't invent them either. I don't think the Lincoln living in the Indiana woods has as much value as you and others would like to put upon it. You want to brag about something that isn't there. Every state has great people, and serial killers, but they don't get exploited...oh wait, yes they do, like the proud Dillinger connection. But in general, every dot on earth has good and bad schools, good and bad neighbors and influences, and good and bad parents. Sorry, but Indiana has no special values that make it a garden of opportunity, success or greatness, and no less for that matter. Your "pride" in this case is certainly exaggerated, and in fact, a far reaching stretch into Lincoln's greatness, and that reach is an embarrassing attempt to generate tourists to visit an area of Indiana desparate to find something to grab at for money. Indiana was a sparsly populated wilderness in Abe's time, and no doubt he had some good influences. It has nothing to with Indiana except that's where life put them, and he very well could have had a cabin next to an evil son of a bitch that taught him wrong, those are the chances, EVERYWHERE!
his story

Vincennes, IN

#21 Feb 11, 2008
bruce wrote:
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Where the Wright brothers built their flying machine, or where they flew it, really doesn't give cause for any kind of a claim, other than this is where they were at the time. So what? Ohio didn't offer them anything special in the ways of knowledge and inspiration they couldn't have had anywhere else. As with Lincoln, he was born in a place, moved to the woods of Indiana, and that's about it. As far as trying to claim that he was somehow "geographically nurtured" into greatness by something special to Indiana is asanine. Wanting to exploit the pure chance that put him in Indiana for a while, for tourist dollars, is ludicrous.
Bruce, you obviously were never touched by the greatness of history that weaves through Indiana. It wasn't here when Abe was growing up a Hoosier, it is here because of him....
Woody Boyd

Bloomington, IN

#22 Feb 11, 2008
What did Lincoln ever do for INDIANA? He left and never looked back. Just me me me! Was ole Abe a PURDUI alumni? I wonder.
John Wilkes Booth

Chicago, IL

#23 Feb 11, 2008
I ain't killed them Lincoln!

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