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Spielberg’s “Lincoln” Movie Has Special Local Meaning

(Boalsburg, PA) - Steven Spielberg’s new film “Lincoln” will have special meaning to a local man whose ancestor will be portrayed in the blockbuster film opening locally on Friday.

Francis Preston Blair, portrayed in the film by actor Hal Holbrook, founded the new Republican Party and was an important advisor to Lincoln during the negotiations to end slavery.

Spielberg’s “Lincoln” Movie Has Special Local Meaning