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There are 38 Springfield's in the US, and I am heading off to another one today, I think I may see a few more before to trip finishes hahahaha. The sun is shining and the road is begging, time to keep on the main st
Not a bad run compared to tomorrows trip - as we arrived early and before we could book in we went into down town Springfield and visited The Abraham Lincoln Museum - they may only have a short past compared to ours but they are very good at presenting it ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfiel d,_Illinois http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.co m/Lincoln/Museum/ Glad we made the visit - especially as the Motel was out of the way, although clean and comfortable I wasn't ...
... two different versions of Route 66. I continued through Sherman and into the north side of the state capital Springfield. Without stopping in Springfield I took the 1930s route which leaves town using 4 miles of I-55 before becoming the frontage road to the interstate. Litchfield is the largest of the towns on the 1930s route south of Springfield and contains one of the few remaining drive-in theatres ...
... school groups. We both followed the tourist instructions and rubbed the bust of Lincoln's nose for luck (he'll eventually have no nose!). We walked inside into the rotunda which had a miniature version of the Lincoln monument in Washington DC. The room has a palladium roof - when it was built it was more expensive than gold. It is also surrounded by 16 marble columns, representing him being the 16th president, and ...
... time of the morning so we had a private tour. Purchased in 1844, this was the only home that Abraham and Mary ever owned. He was elected President in 1860 and the rest is history.
To continue our Lincoln experience, we spent quality time in the Presidential Museum therefore not having any time to explore the Presidential Library. The museum is exceptional in that it explores Lincoln's early life as ...
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