Presidential museum receives slate that Abraham Lincoln likely used as a boy

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SPRINGFIELD - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield announced in a news release that a slate has been donated by descendants of a teacher who taught Abraham Lincoln and other children in a Kentucky cabin classroom.

According to the museum, the slate was likely used in the 1800's by Caleb Hazel, a teacher, to explain lessons to the whole class as well as by individual students when they were practicing their writing or arithmetic.

The slate will be on display with a piece of paper on which Lincoln solved math problems.

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