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Grow A Beard!

Delphos, KS
Telephone Number: 785.392.3621

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Young Grace Bedell wrote to Abraham Lincoln and
 told him that he would be more attractive if he grew a beard. The future president wrote her a letter (stored in the Delphos State Bank vault) and grew a beard. He was elected U.S. President in 1860! Probably made him win!
There is a marker to commemorate this exchange in the Delphos town square.
Grace married and moved to Delphos, Kansas, with her husband, Billings. The house they lived in is still standing and is being preserved for future museum space.
More can be learned through the Ottawa County Historical Museum (Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.).
contact info
Minneapolis Area Chamber of Commerce
200 W. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467
Phone: 785.392.3068
Kansas Sampler Foundation   Kansas Department of Commerce - Travel Kansas   Get Rural Kansas