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Lincoln-Douglas debates re-enacted in Colebrook

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A re-enactment of the Lincoln-Douglas debates was held at the Colebrook Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 21. Lincoln was portrayed by Lewis Dube and Douglas was portrayed by Luke Boyd. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

COLEBROOK — A day before the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, politics from another century came alive at Colebrook Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 21, with a re-enactment of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, originally held in 1858 between then Illinois senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas.

More than 60 residents attended the event, with Naugatuck actor Lewis Dube portraying Lincoln and Luke Boyd from Wallingford playing Douglas.

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