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Man To Recite Gettysburg Address At 50 State Capitols In 50 Days

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Burr Ridge resident and business owner Mickey Straub plans to travel to all 50 state capitals this fall to recite the Gettysburg Address at each capitol building. (Courtesy Mickey Straub)
Burr Ridge resident and business owner Mickey Straub plans to travel to all 50 state capitals this fall to recite the Gettysburg Address at each capitol building. (Courtesy Mickey Straub)

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 capitols.

Read the whole story at Burr Ridge, IL Patch