Abraham Lincoln Fathers a City: A Glimpse into the Namesake City of Lincoln Illinois
In this conversation, Lincoln College professor Ron Keller traces the unique Abraham Lincoln heritage of Lincoln, Illinois, the only city named for (and christened by) Abraham Lincoln before he was president. From Lincoln’s days in as a circuit-riding lawyer in nearby Postville in the 1830s, to his visits to Lincoln as a trial attorney and rising politician, some of the people Lincoln met and places Lincoln went to in the city will be examined. We will even explore how a plot to steal Lincoln’s body after his death has a Lincoln, Illinois connection.
When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM