Season 2, Episode 16-Abraham Lincoln and Springfield

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Season 2, Episode 16: Abraham Lincoln and Springfield

Very few towns love their President like Springfield, Illinois, loves Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, and iconic beard and top hat-wearer! Learn about Lincoln’s political rise, his election and chaotic term, his wife, Mary, and sons, and his home in Springfield!

Be sure to check out Abraham Lincoln’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “Abraham Lincoln and Sinking Spring”!

Lincoln Home National Historic Site from the National Park Service.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site from National Park Service Presidents series.

Lincoln Home from National Park Foundation.

Lincoln Home Virtual Tour from Google Arts and Culture and National Park Service.

From My December 2021 Visit!

From My May 2017 Visit!

From My June 2014 Visit!

Abe Lincoln and his neighbors in Springfield.
Abe Lincoln (in all white to the right of front door) and his neighbors in Springfield in 1858.
Lincoln Home in the hustle and bustle from NPS.
Abe and his sons in front of their home.

Abraham Lincoln Home: 413 S. 8th Street, Springfield, Illinois.

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Recommended Reading for Abraham Lincoln

David Herbert Donald, Lincoln.
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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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