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Great Easter Stagecoach
203 E. Washington St. Edinburg, Illinois 62531

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Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Hamilton House
Main St. and S. Washington St. Carthage, Illinois 62321

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Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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His Friends Rest Here
1020 S 5th St. (Triangle Inside Cemetery Entrance) Quincy, Illinois 62301

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

Many of Lincoln’s personal and political friends are buried in Woodland Cemetery, and Camp Wood, Quincy’s first Civil War army camp, was located nearby.  Learn about these friends, the army camp, Lincoln’s soldiers buried here, and the historical significance of Quincy’s oldest active cemetery, which retains the original topography of the town.

Looking for Exhibits Wayside Exhibits related to Quincy in the Lincoln Era are located at 18 sites. The exhibits provide details about Lincoln, events, local people, and environment that contributed to Lincoln's Quincy story. 

Guide to Lincoln's Quincy:  https://seequincy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lincoln-in-quincy_web_2016.pdf

 

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Humorous Moments
100 S. Center St. Clinton, Illinois 61727

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One day, a farm boy sat on the rascal bench outside the Barnett Tavern.  On horseback, Lincoln approached the inn and inquired about accommodations.  A mischievous boy hurried over to kindly greet Lincoln and offered to get the innkeeper, but he warned Lincoln that the man was nearly deaf.  So, as a courtesy, Lincoln would have to speak up when he brought the innkeeper out.  When the boy returned with the proprietor, Lincoln greeted Mr. Barnett loudly.  In turn, Barnett also spoke in a loud voice, for the boy had told Barnett that Lincoln was hard of hearing.  Thus, the conversation continued until Lincoln asked Barnett why he was hollering and informed him that he was not deaf.  The innkeeper replied that he was not hard of hearing either.  It was not until then that the two men realized the boy had fooled them, and they shared a good laugh...

Wilson Allen was suing the Illinois Central Railroad for "cutting a ditch causing water to back up on Allen's (rural) property."  Lincoln was defending the railroad.  Knowing Allen was in town, Lincoln took the opportunity of Allen's absence from home and investigated.  Lincoln walked to Allen's residence and observed water being carried from the ditch and Mrs. Allen doing laundry in the same.  Lincoln then approached and asked for a drink of water, which Mrs. Allen drew from the ditch, apologizing that the well was dry...

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Illinois Central R.R.
907 E. Grove Street Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Wayside Exhibit

Today, the old Illinois Central tracks through Bloomington-Normal serve as the centerpiece for a thirteen-plus mile hiking and biking network known as the Constitution Trail. On May 3, 1853, the Galena-Cairo branch of the Illinois Central Railroad reached Bloomington. For Lincoln,  the rapidly expanding network of rail lines throughout central Illinois and beyond played a prominent role in his burgeoning legal practice and political career. Lincoln was hardly the backwoods barrister of popular myth. In fact, he was successful and well-paid attorney whose clients included the Illinois Central Railroad, a corporate.behemoth of its day.

 

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.     

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Illinois State Normal
223 S. University St. Normal, Illinois 61761

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Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Illinois State Register
417 E. Adams St. Springfield, Illinois 62701

Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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In Search of Blackhawk
500 Columbus St. Ottawa, Illinois 61350

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Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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In Their Prime
1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, Illinois 62701

Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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Internal Improvements
315 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia, Illinois 62471

Wayside Exhibit

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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