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"Abe Lincoln" visits Nolan Elementary School

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Dennis Boggs as Abe Lincoln Dennis Boggs as Abe Lincoln

Dennis Boggs from Murfreesboro, Tennessee brought his Abraham Lincoln stage show to Nolan Elementary School on Wednesday.  He informed students about the life of Lincoln in a very entertaining way.  He mixed stories about ‘Young Abe' to the younger students and evolved into tales of civil war and slavery with older students. At the end of his program, he recited the entire Gettysburg Address. 

Boggs began his one-man show in 1997, while juggling his acting career with his full-time job in a retail business.  He soon became "Lincoln" on a full-time basis, and travels year-round to schools, conventions and trade shows.

He says he takes his job very seriously, and always respects Lincoln as a statesman and a person.  "My goal," he said, "is to make sure these students walk out of here and go find a book to read about Mr. Lincoln."  He adds, "I love doing this.  It's not a job, it's a passion.  Mr. Lincoln only lived 56 years, and I've already outlived him, I'm 65.  It's an honor to look like this famous person that everybody admires."

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