Tag: Abraham Lincoln

  • Following Lincoln’s footsteps into Illinois

    I walked from Indiana to Illinois over about the same path the Lincoln family followed when moving to Illinois in 1830.

  • single frame: The Lincoln Memorial Bridge

    The stunning Lincoln Memorial Bridge, connecting Vincennes, IN to Illinois, from the Illinois side.

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  • Return to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace

    I’m sure it’s common to be fascinated with Abraham Lincoln. From where I live in central Indiana, it’s easy to indulge that fascination: Lincoln’s childhood and early adult life played out across southern Illinois, southern Indiana, and central Kentucky. Monuments to Lincoln abound, all reached within one tank of gas. So I’ve visited Lincoln’s Indiana and Kentucky boyhood homes,…

  • Captured: Senate chambers

    Abraham Lincoln began his political career where the old National Road ends, in Vandalia, in Illinois. He was elected to the state legislature in 1834, which was before the state capital moved north to Springfield. Actually, Lincoln was instrumental in getting the capital moved, which made him unpopular among Vandalians. This is the Senate chamber in…

  • A visit to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace

    My sons and I are just back from our biennial spring break trip. In 2007, we did an Indiana history tour, visiting historic sites all over the state. In 2009, we visited Washington, DC, and then followed the old National Road home – part of the road, anyway, as I wrecked the car in Ohio. Both trips…

  • Where Lincoln first entered Illinois

    Abe Lincoln’s family crossed into Illinois near a place that would later carry US 50.