Twin Falls Times-News reporter Melissa Davlin has a fascinating story about the Abraham Lincoln quote outside the newly renamed Lincoln Auditorium at the Statehouse.
“There is both a power and a magic in public opinion,” reads the bronze plaque unveiled last week as part of the Idaho Territorial Sesquicentennial. “To that let us now appeal”
I saluted former Lt. Gov. and Attorney General David Leroy for his and his wife Nancy’s generous contribution of Lincoln memorabilia to the Idaho State Historical Society. And I relied on the quote, which is quite lovely.
Leroy defends the use of the material from Lincoln’s “Lost Speech,” which Davlin details nicely.