The Millard Fillmore Award
July 12, 2010
I was going to create an ongoing blog series that focused on historical figures who were famous but no one remembers why. It was going to be called "Relics of Obscurity". I decided that the first subject would be Millard Fillmore.
Millard Fillmore was President. His first and last name sort of rhyme. It seemed like a good idea, in a cut your own hair sort of way. Its not surprising that"Relics of Obscurity" ran aground.
There's a reason why Millard Fillmore is a relic of obscurity. He's a boring guy. Sure he was born in a log cabin, but everyone was doing it back then.
So instead of unveiling the "Relics of Obscurity" series, I am instead going to unveil the Millard Fillmore award. It will go to anyone who can use MCPL resources and find anything remotely interesting or remotely factual concerning Millard Fillmore. Leave a comment on this blog with the factoid or relative factoid and the source used and you will be eligible for the grand prize. The grand prize has yet to be determined, but it can be assured that it will be at least equivalent to, if not greater than Millard Fillmore's legacy.databases, research, online resources, history, government