Education: Miss Lizzie

Though Lincoln was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line, Illinois was his home state; and his birthday is a statewide sacred day. But in one little Illinois town last week, Abe Lincoln barely got a look-in on his birthday. The town of Sheldon (pop. 1,035) had a private holiday to celebrate, and every lamppost on the main street proclaimed it: "Lizzie Richardson Day, Golden Anniversary."

At 7 a.m., for the first time in her 67 years, Sally Elizabeth Richardson visited a beauty shop. (To a photographer trying to snap her picture under the dryer, she exclaimed: "My goodness! I wouldn't want anyone...

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