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December 22, 2013 12:00 AM

OLLI Column | Centre County goes to war

Centre County’s population was 27,000 in 1860. In the elections that fall, more than 7,000 adult white males cast ballots, giving a majority in the county for Abraham Lincoln as president and Andrew Gregg Curtin as governor. Lincoln’s election resulted in the secession of seven Southern states and the portent of civil war.

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