Winter of the Deep Snow

The winter of 1830-31 would be one to go down in history.  The Winter of the Deep Snow blanketed Illinois to a depth of three feet on the level with drifts of four to six feet.  Storms with high winds continued for 60 days.  Many families were snowbound in their homes and travelers remained wherever they happened to be when the snow started.  Abraham Lincoln tells of spending the “celebrated ‘deep snow’ of Illinois”.

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.    

Visitor Information

Address: 2600 S. Lincoln Memorial Parkway Decatur, Illinois 62522