Elephant & Lincoln

Seven Greek cities claimed to be the birthplace of Homer. Almost as many in the U. S. claim to be the birthplace of the Republican party. When the party came into being in the early 1850's, slavery was the prime issue. When last week the town of Ripon, Wis. (population 4,000) attempted to establish its title to "founding" the Republican party 75 years ago, Prohibition, in the form of Dry raids by U. S. agents, overshadowed the news of the celebration.

As to the exact origin of the Republican...

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