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A President's Retreat

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A President's Retreat: Stairs

PANORAMA: This view, shot in November 2007, captures the original staircase that Lincoln used. "Everyone loves to touch that handrail and get a feel that somehow they're connecting with this president," said director Frank D. Milligan.



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