City to organize mass reading of Lincoln’s farewell address in February

The Lincoln Depot will be home base Feb. 11 for another attempt at a world record in simultaneous reading, this time with Abraham Lincoln’s farewell address to Springfield.

The city joined in a nationwide effort in February 2009 to recite the Gettysburg Address and beat the current record for mass reading — set in December 2006, when 223,363 people read part of E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web

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