Springfield Stories

Lincoln’s Home and Neighborhood

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Lincoln’s home, located at Eighth and Jackson Streets, is where Lincoln resided with his wife, Mary, and their children, before leaving for the White House. When Lincoln received the Republican candidacy for president, a delegation of Republicans visited him in his parlor. Lincoln and his…

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which opened at its current location in October, 2004, is one of the most popular presidential museums in America. The Library was originally created in 1899 by the Illinois General Assembly. Over a century old, it is a…

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New Salem Village

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Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood. The six years Lincoln spent in New Salem Village were a turning point in his career. Although he never owned a home here, Lincoln was engaged…

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Old Illinois State Capitol

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The Old Illinois State Capitol, also known as Lincoln’s Capitol, is a brick building designed in the Greek Revival style. It was here where Lincoln argued most of his legal cases, and where President Obama announced his candidacy for president. Why do you think Obama…

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Oak Ridge Cemetery

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Oak Ridge Cemetery is the final resting place for President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and three of their four sons. His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, selected Oak Ridge Cemetery because of its proximity to the Lincoln home. Memorials to Illinois veterans of World War II,…

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Illinois State Capitol

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The new Illinois State Capitol is where President Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate. The building is the tallest non-skyscraper state capitol in the country, taller than the U.S. Capitol and the highest point in the city of Springfield. The centerpiece of the…

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