• Willie Vogt

    Thank You Mr. Lincoln

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on February 12, 2009

    There's a curious statue at the top of the long climb up Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It's Abe Lincoln. Yes, the great man himself is honored in statuary at the top of the big hill overlooking the city of Madison, but why. It's not like the good folks of Wisconsin seek ways to honor anyone from Illinois. In fact, it goes back to a little law passed in 1862. Read on...   Today, Feb. 12, 2009, is a big day in agricultural history, and one not all of us think of…

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