Abe Lincoln proved to be boffo box office a few years ago – how about his final resting place? An online fund-raising campaign is under way for a documentary about Lincoln’s Tomb. Iowa filmmaker Chris Ryder approached the Lincoln Monument Association about it. Lincoln Monument Association president Pam Van Alstine says Ryder called her last spring “and asked me if there was a current video of the tomb, and I said, no, there is a very old one but not a current one, and he asked why. I said, there hasn’t been an interest, I guess, and he said, ‘Let’s do one!’”
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The goal is $50,000 for a 75-minute program which, Van Alstine says, would include re-enactments and music.
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