February 21, 2019

Newsmax | For Love of Country

One week into his cross-country trip to visit 50 state capitols in 50 days, Mickey Straub felt deflated. The inspirational author and management consultant thought to himself, “This trip is silly, as he munched on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich out of the trunk of his 1997 Lincoln Town Car. Straub was in Annapolis, Maryland, 800-plus miles from home in Illinois. It was September 2012 and Barack Obama was running for a second term […]
April 17, 2017

Daily Herald | Mayor’s epic road trip now in Congressional Record

A suburban mayor’s effort to recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg address at 50 state capitols in 50 days is now part of the Congressional Record. U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton presented Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub last week with the laminated text of the remarks the congressman made on the House floor about Straub’s accomplishment. Straub drove 15,000 miles to 48 state capitols and flew to those in Hawaii and Alaska between Sept. 4 and Oct. […]
April 12, 2017

Chicago Tribune | Burr Ridge mayor lauded for time and effort to recognize Lincoln

Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey’s Straub’s 50 Capitols trip is now a piece of American history. U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, recently entered information about Straub’s 2012 patriotic pilgrimage to honor President Abraham Lincoln into the Congressional Record. Roskam was at the Village Board meeting April 10 to laud Straub for his efforts and to present him with a laminated copy of what the Wheaton congressman said on the House floor. Straub drove to 48 […]
July 3, 2016

WGN Radio | The Sunday Spin

For our first guest, we are joined by our very own Dave Schwan who shares with us his National Parks series as apart of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks System. Then, Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub joins Rick in studio. The mayor is author of the book “50 Capitols in 50 Days, Big Goals/Short Deadlines” and is the first person ever to recite the Gettysburg Address at all 50 state capitols. He tell […]
March 12, 2014

Hinsdale Magazine| 50 States in 50 Days

As seen in Hinsdale Magazine’s February 2014 issue. Last fall, Mickey Straub was elected mayor of Burr Ridge. But what he did the previous fall was an even more impressive accomplishment, travel to 50 States in 50 days. The youngest of six, Mickey Staub grew up in Pennsylvania, the state which President Lincoln recited the Gettysburg Address. Read full article
January 3, 2013

GOPUSA – The Loft | A Patriotic Adventure: 50 Capitols in 50 Days

It’s not often one comes across a person who has a real adventure story to tell. But that’s exactly what happened to me. I had the pleasure of meeting a man who felt a calling to spread a patriotic message across the country and to revive the words of Abraham Lincoln. And so the adventure began: visiting all 50 state capitol buildings in 50 days. Mickey Straub is his name. He’s 55 years old and […]
December 4, 2012

In Honor of Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was asked to say a “few appropriate remarks” and in just 272 words, he ended up inspiring a nation while memorializing the soldiers.  Here is a one-of-a-kind video to memorialize Lincoln and probably the only time in history that the Gettysburg Address was ever recited at all 50 State Capitols!  (4 min.)
November 13, 2012

50 Capitols in 4 Minutes

October 18, 2012

50 Capitols – Final Gettysburg Address

After 44 days, Mickey lands on the steps of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, and with the help of friends and family, reads the Gettysburg Address as he has done 49 times previously.
October 17, 2012

Springfield, IL – Day 44 / Capitol #50

The 50 Capitols trip started in Gettysburg Pennsylvania and finished in Springfield Illinois, which was the perfect place for the grand finale with Lincoln abound!  I was joined by my family and friends for the reading of the Gettysburg address in my 50th and final Capitol.  Special thanks to the NAIFA Illinois executive board for joining me, to whom I owea debt of gratitude.  The building is exceptional and its reputation extends all the way […]