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... in the back and a cattle pen,where the cattle could get their exercise while the trucker ate his food. Strangest thing we saw in Lincoln - a telephone booth on top of the City Hall roof! What on earth ...? Well, there are a number of theories around however, the truth is, there would be a weather spotter on the roof and if bad weather was seen to be on the way, the spotter would phone through the information ...
... of him at various ages, and on the exterior is another set of beautiful brass pieces. Check out the photos. The City of Springfield has certainly done its best to honor this man.
We also toured a really interesting home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, built in 1910. Despite its age, it has a very modern feel with large, open spaces, rich woods, and of course the art deco windows that grace much of his ...
... I am particularly interested in the interior, which was installed in the 1930’s, because it was done in the Art Deco style!!
We drove into town and went to the Old State House. General Grant (it was not really him, but someone who is portraying him!) gave a talk about the war and Grant’s history up to the war. It took place in the assembly chamber, where Abraham Lincoln used to give speeches.
After lunch, we walked up ...
Springfield, Illinois is the heart of the Land of Lincoln as well as Illinois State Capitol. Although Lincoln was born in Kentucky and spent some of his childhood in Indiana, most of the historic sites related to his years as an attorney and politician are in Springfield and nearby parts of Illinois. Somehow in my travels around the Midwest around 2002 when I lived in Chicago for a job for a year and in my road travels back and forth across the country ...
... The Edwards family occupied the house until Helen's death in 1909. Four years later, their daughter Alice Edwards Ferguson donated Edwards Place to the Springfield Art Association for use as gallery and classroom space.
We also visited the Lincoln Tomb. There were non-stop guests entering and leaving the tomb.