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 […]
October 16, 2012 | Photos: 50 capitols in 50 days

Mickey Straub of Burr Ridge, Ill., was at Wisconsin’s Capitol Tuesday as part of a 50-day tour of every state capitol in honor of Abraham Lincoln. The tour began in Gettysburg, Pa. (near the capital of Harrisburg) and will conclude this week at Springfield, the capital of Lincoln’s home state of Illinois.
October 13, 2012

KFYR-TV | Man travels to all 50 state capitols

An Illinois man is on a voyage across all 50 states to tour every state capitol. Mickey Straub checked North Dakota off of his list with a stop in Bismarck Saturday afternoon. He’s sharing president Lincoln’s message of liberty and patriotism from the Gettysburg address and fittingly enough, Straub is driving a Lincoln. Straub has already covered 13,000 miles in 40 days and he’s visited 46 capitols. Even though this is an election year, Straub […]
October 12, 2012

Juneau Empire | Photo: 50 states in 50 days

Mickey Straub prepares to recite President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in front of the Alaska State Capitol during his visit on Tuesday. Straub is on a personal mission to visit all 50 state Capitols in 50 days. Straub, who plans to finish in Illinois in about a week, says he is making this trip to promote freedom, unity and patriotism in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln.Mickey Straub prepares to recite President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in front […]
October 12, 2012

Beartooth NBC – KTVH | Illinois man on a journey to visit 50 State Capitols in 50 days

After planning it out for several years, an Illinois man is nearly done with a trip of a lifetime. Mickey Straub has driven more than 11,000 miles in his attempt to see 50 state capitols in 50 days.  He says he takes plenty of photos and writes a journal entry for each for each capitol he visits. Straub has been driving an old Lincoln town car across country, with the exception of 2 flights to […]