October 8, 2012

Juneau Empire | ’50 Capitols in 50 Days’ coming to Juneau

An Illinois man who is trying to reach all 50 state Capitol Buildings in 50 days plans to arrive in Juneau Tuesday to recite the Gettysburg Address and take photographs at the Alaska State Capitol at 11 a.m. Mickey Straub set out from Gettysburg, Pa., the site where President Abraham Lincoln delivered the address in November 1863 after a battle between Union and Confederate troops, on Sept. 4. Straub has driven more than 11,000 miles […]
September 30, 2012

Illinois Review | Illinoisian past halfway mark in touring 50 capitols in 50 days

BURR RIDGE – Friday, Illinoisan Mickey Straub toured the capitol of New Mexico and found a reference to God that he photographed and placed on his Facebook page. New Mexico’s capitol building is the nation’s oldest – built in 1609 to 1610, the nation’s roundest – the only round capitol building and America’s highest capitol building, located at 7000 feet elevation. All that in itself may be interesting, but that’s not the whole story. Straub’s photo in Santa Fe isn’t of the first state capital he […]
September 13, 2012

Baton Rouge News 33 | Capitol quest brings Illinois man to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Some people make trips to see baseball stadiums, some to see national parks. One man is on a different type of pilgrimage, but with a very distinct purpose. “I’ve always wanted to go to all 50 capitols,” said Mickey Straub. “But then I re-read the Gettysburg Address, and that’s when it really hit me. And that’s one of the catalysts of the trip.” Straub first considered a trip to each state […]
September 4, 2012

Times Leader | A ‘capitol’ idea for patriotism

Luzerne County native Mickey Straub has something he wants to share with the 50 states: His patriotism. Beginning today, Straub, 55, who now lives in Chicago, plans to venture to each state capitol on a “50 Capitols in 50 Days” cross-country trip. At each stop he will recite the Gettysburg Address while honoring military veterans. “I’m doing it for personal and patriotic reasons,” Straub said in a recent interview. “If you read the Gettysburg Address […]
September 3, 2012

Gettysburg Times | Lincoln buff to recite Gettysburg Address in all states

A business owner from Burr Ridge, Ill. will embark on a journey to visit all 50 state capitols in just 50 days to recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Mickey Straub, a 55-year-old Pennsylvania native, will be reciting the address in front of the David Wills House on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. before heading off to Harrisburg.
September 3, 2012

Daily Herald | Burr Ridge businessman to preach Lincoln message nationwide

Two score and seven years ago is about when the seeds of an Abe Lincoln obsession were sown in the heart and soul of schoolboy Mickey Straub, whose Pennsylvania roots fed his interest in Lincoln’s historic visit to Gettysburg. That Lincoln love will be in full bloom Tuesday when Straub launches a pilgrimage to “promote Lincoln’s principles and patriotism” by reading Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address from the steps of all 50 state capitols in 50 days. Naturally, he will […]
September 1, 2012

Burr Ridge Patch | Mayor Gary Grasso Helps Send Off ’50 Capitols in 50 Days’ Traveler Mickey Straub

A small group of friends, neighbors and co-workers of Mickey Straub, as well as couple of notable public officials, gathered Saturday morning at the Veterans Memorial outside Burr Ridge’s Village Hall to send off the 55-year-old resident as he begins . Straub, a 55-year-old 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 the Gettysburg Address […]
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 […]