August 28, 2012

Burr Ridge Patch | Man to Recite Gettysburg Address at 50 State Capitols in 50 Days

Mickey Straub has an easy way of describing his upcoming trip across the United States. “I’m a guy from the land of Lincoln, in a Lincoln, quoting Lincoln,” he said. The trip itself, though, likely won’t be so easy. Straub, a 55-year-old Burr Ridge resident and Abraham Lincoln enthusiast, will begin on Sept. 4 what he hopes will be 50-day trip that will take him to all 50 state capitals. He plans to recite aloud […]
August 26, 2012

50 Capitols | Official 50 Capitols in 50 Days Press Release

BURR RIDGE, ILLINOIS–Some baseball fans organize visits to all of the major league ballparks; others make treks to a list of prominent golf courses. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, a patriotic businessman from the Land of Lincoln and a Chicago suburb will attempt a cross-country trip in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln that he calls “50 Capitols in 50 Days…a patriotic pilgrimage.” He is Mickey Straub and he’s embarking on an historic journey which will begin […]