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Shaking hands with the guy on the penny

Published November 6, 2012 8:16 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

For the Party of Lincoln, Lincoln came to the party.

Dave Moyar of Payson, who spends his daytime hours erecting cellphone towers, arrived at the Utah Republicans' party at the Hilton dressed as the 16th president, shaking hands and having his picture taken with happy Republicans.

"Everybody acts like they know you," Moyar said of the reactions he gets when he's impersonating Lincoln. "I can't think of a bad reaction. Everyone thinks they're best friends with Mr. Lincoln."