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Carter County Residents Celebrate Gettysburg Address

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ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA -- Seven score and 10 years ago Tuesday, President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

Residents from across Carter County gathered at the Greater Southwest Historical Museum for the 150th anniversary of the speech.

About 50 people attended the celebration and both young and old alike participated in a joined reading of the address.

Kirk Rodden, chair of the social science department at Murray State College, says Tuesday's event helps younger generations realize the importance of Lincoln's speech.

"By having a mass reading of the address as of way of trying to involve more community people in it and kind of take a moment and remember how important it was," said Rodden.

Rodden says the anniversary of the address is bigger this year because of the 50 year anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination.