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On a fast track into history

As Obama whistle-stops his way to Washington, a nation's dreams ride with him

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, with Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, posed for the media yesterday aboard a train car in Wilmington, Del., during a whistle-stop tour. President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, with Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, posed for the media yesterday aboard a train car in Wilmington, Del., during a whistle-stop tour. (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / January 18, 2009

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Along New York state Route 23, between tiny Craryville and slightly larger Hillsdale, farmland has been plowed into giant letters spelling O-B-A-M-A, each character outlined with bright blue lights. (Full article: 1308 words)

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