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Peterson draws on Lincoln's past


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IRONWOOD - Local historian Larry Peterson presented his collection of original artwork, portraying President Abraham Lincoln at different stages of life at the Ironwood Memorial Building on March 13.

Peterson told the audience that the collection came as a way of preserving history.

"I figured that I am an artist, but I am also a historian. What can I leave behind as a legacy that would mean something?" asked Peterson.

This search led into him taking a look at photo collections of Lincoln. He noticed a lack of detail in many of the images.

"They just did...