publication date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Family

clue: This Midwestern first lady nearly married her husband's famous debate partner instead.

explanation: Mary Todd was courted by Stephen Douglas before marrying Abraham Lincoln. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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