November 6, 1860

Abraham Lincoln was elected President on this day. He won only two counties in Missouri. Some counties gave him no votes at all. Nationwide, he failed to get a majority of the popular vote but he did get enough electoral votes.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s  historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.