1860 photo taken 4 days after Mr.
Lincoln visited Lincoln, Illinois, for the last time. Info at 3 below.
His town does too.
Link to Lincoln:
Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of Lincoln, IL
Abraham Lincoln and the Historic Postville
including a William Maxwell connection to the Postville Courthouse
About Henry Ford and the Postville Courthouse,
the Story of the Postville Courthouse Replica,
Tantivy, & the Postville Park
Neighborhood in the
Route 66 Era
The Rise of Abraham Lincoln and His History and
Heritage in His First Namesake Town,
also the founding of Lincoln College, the plot to steal Lincoln's
body, and memories of Lincoln College and the Rustic Tavern-Inn
Introduction to the Social & Economic History of
including poetry by William Childress & commentary by Federal Judge
Bob Goebel & Illinois Appellate Court Judge Jim Knecht
"Social Consciousness in William Maxwell's
Writings Based on Lincoln, Illinois" (an article published in the
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, winter 2005-06)
Peeking Behind the Wizard's Screen: William
Maxwell's Literary Art as Revealed by a Study of the Black Characters in
Billie Dyer and Other Stories
Introduction to the Railroad & Route 66 Heritage
of Lincoln, Illinois
The Living Railroad Heritage of Lincoln, Illinois:
on Track as a Symbol of the "Usable Past"
Route 66 Overview Map of Lincoln with 42 Sites,
Descriptions, & Photos
The Hensons of Business Route 66
The Wilsons of Business
Route 66, including the Wilson Grocery & Shell
Route 66 Map & Photos Showing Lincoln Memorial
(former Chautauqua site),
the Historic Cemeteries, & Nearby Sites
Route 66 Map & Photos Showing Salt Creek &
the highway bridges, GM&O bridge, Madigan State Park, the old dam (with
photos & Leigh's memoir of "shooting the rapids" over the old dam), &
the Ernie Edwards' Pig-Hip Restaurant Museum in Broadwell
The Historic Logan County Courthouse, Past &
Route 66 Map with 51 Sites in the Business &
Courthouse Square Historic District,
including locations of historical markers
(on the National Register of Historic Places)
Vintage Scenes of the Business & Courthouse Square
The Foley House: A
Monument to Civic Leadership
(on the National Register of
the Route 66 Era
Arts & Entertainment Heritage,
the Lincoln Theatre Roy Rogers' Riders Club of the
Cars, Trucks & Gas Stations of the Route 66 Era
Churches, including the hometown
churches of Author William Maxwell & Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr
Factories, Past and Present
Food Stores of
the Route 66 Era
Hospitals, Past and Present
Hotels & Restaurants of the Railroad & Route 66
Lincoln Developmental Center
(Lincoln State School & Colony in
the Route 66 era), plus
debunking the myth of
Lincoln, Illinois, choosing the Asylum over the University of Illinois
Mining Coal, Limestone, & Sand & Gravel; Lincoln Lakes; & Utilities
Museums & Parks, including the Lincoln College
Museum and its Abraham Lincoln Collection, plus the Heritage-in-Flight
News Media in the Route 66 Era
The Odd Fellows' Children's Home
Memories of the 1900 Lincoln Community High School,
including Fred Blanford's dramatic account of the lost marble
fountain of youth
A Tribute to the Historians and Advocates of
Watering Holes of the Route 66 Era
The Historic 1953 Centennial Celebration of
The Festive 2003 Sesqui-centennial Celebration of
Lincoln, Illinois, including photos of LCHS Class of 1960
dignitaries & the Blanfords
Why Did the State Police Raid Lincoln, Illinois,
on October 11, 1950?
The Gambling Raids in Lincoln and Logan County,
During the Late Route 66 Era (1950-1960)
in this section tell about Leigh Henson's Lincoln years, moving away,
revisits, and career:
About Lincoln, Illinois;
This Web Site; & Me
A Tribute to Lincolnite Edward Darold
Henson: World War II U.S. Army Veteran of the Battles for Normandy and
the Hedgerows; Brittany and Brest; and the Ardennes (Battle of the
For Remembrance, Understanding, & Fun: Lincoln
Community High School Mid-20th-Century Alums' Internet Community
(a Web site and
email exchange devoted to collaborative memoir and the sharing of photos
related to Lincoln, Illinois)
Leigh Henson's Pilgrimage to Lincoln, Illinois, on
July 12, 2001
Review of Dr. Burkhardt's William Maxwell Biography
Leigh Henson's Review of Ernie Edwards' biography,
Pig-Hips on Route 66, by William Kaszynski
Leigh Henson's Review of Jan Schumacher's
Glimpses of Lincoln, Illinois
Teach Local Authors: Considering the Literature of
Web Site About
Leigh Henson's Professional Life
in this section are about the writing, memorabilia, and Web sites of
A Tribute to Bill and Phyllis Stigall:
Exemplary Faculty of Lincoln College at Mid-Twentieth Century
A Tribute to the Krotzes of Lincoln, Illinois
A Tribute to Robert Wilson (LCHS '46): Author of
Young in Illinois, Movies Editor of December Magazine,
Friend and Colleague of December Press Publisher Curt Johnson, and
Correspondent with William Maxwell
Brad Dye (LCHS '60): His Lincoln, Illinois, Web
including photos of many churches
Dave Armbrust's Memorabilia of Lincoln, Illinois
Fikuarts of Lincoln, Illinois, including their
connections to the William Maxwell family and three generations of
family fun at Lincoln Lakes
Jerry Gibson (LCHS '60): Lincoln, Illinois,
Memoirs & Other Stories
Dave Johnson (LCHS '56): His Web Site for the
Lincoln Community High School Class of 1956
Sportswriter David Kindred: Memoir of His
Grandmother Lena & Her West Side Tavern on Sangamon Street in the Route
Judge Jim Knecht
(LCHS '62): Memoir and Short Story, "Other People's Money," Set in
Hickey's Billiards on Chicago Street in the Route 66 Era
William A. "Bill" Krueger (LCHS '52): Information
for His Books About Murders in Lincoln
Norm Schroeder (LCHS '60): Short Stories
Stan Stringer Writes About His Family, Mark
Holland, and Lincoln, Illinois
Thomas Walsh: Anecdotes Relating to This Legendary
Attorney from Lincoln by Attorney Fred Blanford & Judge Jim Knecht
Leon Zeter (LCHS '53): His Web Site for the
Lincoln Community High School Class of 1953,
including announcements of LCHS class reunions
(Post yours there.)
Highway Sign of
The Route 66
Association of Illinois
State Historical Society
Internet Explorer is the only browser that shows this page the way it was designed.
Your computer's settings may alter the display.
April 24, 2004: Awarded "Best Web Site of the Year" by the Illinois State Historical
achievement: serves as a model for the profession and reaches a greater
Lights of the Lincoln Theater, est. 1923, Lincoln, Illinois
29. Museums and Parks,
Including the Lincoln College Museum and its Abraham Lincoln Collection,
plus the Heritage-In-Flight Museum
Today Lincoln, Illinois, offers
two museums and fourteen parks in and near the city. Three parks have
prairie and woodland features: the Edward R. Madigan State Park (1366
1010th Ave.-- south of Lincoln, just off old Route 66), Kickapoo Creek Park
(2000 North Jefferson, just north of the old Route 66 beltline), and Lincoln
Memorial Park (approximately one mile west of old Route 66 beltline near Salt
Creek). Lincoln Memorial Park occupies the former Chautauqua grounds,
largest Chautauqua site in Illinois. For a complete list of parks, see
the link in Sources Cited to Lincoln Courier's page
titled "Lincoln Area Parks and Recreation Sites").
The Lincoln College Museum
Under the leadership of Ron Keller and Paul Gleason, the Lincoln College
Museum is growing substantially. Plans are underway for a new
facility -- the Lincoln Center -- to accommodate the many holdings that have resulted from numerous acquisitions
over more than half a century. The museum's educational and research activities are expanding as
The creation of a new facility for the Lincoln College Museum
builds on the work of its original benefactor, Judge Lawrence B. Stringer. In the
early 1940s, the Lincoln College Museum began with a collection
of historical materials willed to the college by Judge Stringer.
He had graduated from Lincoln College in 1887, and while working locally as
an attorney and judge, he pursued a life-long, avid interest in Abraham
Lincoln and local history. Information from his extensive Logan
County History 1911 has been cited many times in this Web site.
The museum's collections include numerous
historical documents and artifacts relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Civil
War, and local and Illinois history.
29.1: Colorized Postcard of
Lincoln College (1941):
Administration-Chapel (left), University Hall
The original Lincoln College Museum was housed in the Administration-Chapel
Building. Judge Stringer, whose collection of Abraham Lincoln
memorabilia established the Lincoln College Museum after his death in 1942,
describes the Administration-Chapel Building's construction: "The
corner stone of the new Building was informally laid by the Board of
Trustees, January 11, 1902. The contract was let to Walker & Hall,
contractors, of Danville, Ill. for $20,194. J.M. Deal of Lincoln,
Ill., was the supervising architect. The building was completed about
March, 1903. The dedication of the new building occurred June 9,
1903, during commencement week" (Logan County History 1911, p. 444).
Administration-Chapel was destroyed by fire January, 1969 (Paul Beaver,
Logan County History 1982, p. 86), but much of the museum collection was
saved, and the Lincoln College Museum is presently housed in the building
29.2: McKinstry Library and
Lincoln College Museum at 300 Keokuk and Ottawa Streets
(Leigh Henson photo, 5-02)
Plans for New Facility
28, 2001, "Governor George H. Ryan announced. . . that he is releasing $1.22
Illinois FIRST funding for projects in Central Illinois, including $1
million to Lincoln College, a private, not-for-profit, coeducational,
residential junior college in Lincoln, to construct a facility to be called
the 'Lincoln Center.'
will house an athletic and convocation center and a greatly expanded Lincoln
College Museum and will offer increased opportunities for regional and
sectional tournaments and competitions and will quadruple the available
museum display space. A donation of $4,850,000 is being contributed from
individuals, foundations and corporations" (State of Illinois Web site,
address below in Works Cited).
Curator Ron Keller describes the need for a new facility: "People
often ask us if we have enough materials for the additional space. But
after they have viewed not only what we presently have on display, but some
of the treasures in our vault, the necessity of addition museum space becomes
apparent" ("Coming Soon: The Lincoln Center. . . ," The Lincoln
Newsletter, p. 1).
Present Displays and Recent Acquisitions
artifacts on display include a table from the log-cabin home of New Salem
schoolmaster Mentor Graham, upon which a young Abe Lincoln studied grammar
and surveying; the desk he used in the Illinois legislature; an
ivory-handled dinner bell from the Lincolns' Springfield home; and tassels
from the covering of his coffin" (Lincoln College Museum brochure).
Numerous art works are also contained in the facility.
29.3: Displays in the
Lincoln College Museum
Attorney John Gehlbach of Lincoln, Illinois, donated rare Abraham Lincoln memorabilia to the Lincoln
College Museum. Mr. Gehlbach served on the Lincoln College Board of
Trustees for forty-seven years.
Most of the
items in this donation relate to Lincoln's assassination and consist of
letters, photos, commemorative ribbons, mourning cards, and pieces of fabric
from Lincoln's coffin.
this collection include "some first-hand accounts of Lincoln's assassination
by men who were in the audience at Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14,
1865. . . . One very interesting account is a signed document written
by the only man known to have actually taken shorthand notes about what
transpired that night as Lincoln lay dying. . . . Corporal James
Tanner, who had lost both legs on active duty during the war, had learned
shorthand to qualify for a government post." The Gehlbach Collection
is estimated at $76,000. (The Lincoln Newsletter, 19.4, p. 1).
29.4: Historians Paul
Gleason and Ron Keller Catalog Items in the Gehlbach
(Photo from The Lincoln
Newsletter 19.4, p. 1)
Lincoln's Desk and Chair from
His Service in the State Legislature (1847-49)
(Photo from the Lincoln College Museum brochure)
Chair from the Original
(Photo from The Lincoln Newsletter, 20.4, winter, 2001, p. 4).
Other acquisitions in the last
few years include gifts from Elsie Olin Sang and James T. Hickey. Mrs.
Sang and her late husband, Philip D. Sang, were long-time friends and
benefactors of Lincoln College. Mrs. Sang's gifts in the late 1990s
were a carved crystal vase commemorating Abraham Lincoln and "an autograph
manuscript in the hand of Abraham Lincoln, circa 1855, of one of his
favorite poems, "Mortality." The vase, which Mr. Sang
commissioned in 1950, is the creation of world-renowned artists of J. & L.
Lobmeyer of Vienna. The vase, six and on-half inches tall by three and
one half inches in diameter, depicts the profile head of Lincoln and the
opening lines of the Gettysburg Address" (New Acquisitions at the Lincoln
College Museum," The Lincoln Newsletter, 14.3, p. 3).
"The gift from the Hickey Family is an antique rifle which belonged to
William Hickey, who was James T. Hickey's great grandfather and who
accompanied Lord Scully in the time of the land acquisition of the farms in
the Logan County area owned by Lord Scully at one time. Lord Scully
rode his horse while Mr. Hickey carried the shovel to 'search' for the good
Hickey asked that this gun be given to Lincoln College" "New Acquisitions at
the Lincoln College Museum, The Lincoln Newsletter, vol. 14, no. 3, fall, 1996,
29.7: Logan County
Frontier Rifle from the James Hickey Family
"The Hall of Presidents, located just outside the
main museum area, was designed to honor all those who have served in the
position of chief executive of this country. On display are documents
signed by every president and almost every first lady, together with their
pictures and commemorative medals" (Lincoln College Museum brochure).
Expanding Educational and
In 2000, Ron Keller was appointed to the Newman Chair History Instructor at
Lincoln College and designated as the curator of the Lincoln College Museum.
This chair is named for Historian Ralph G. Newman, who served for
forty-seven years on the Board of Trustees of Lincoln College. Mr.
Keller and Assistant Museum Curator and Historian Paul Gleason have
aggressively promoted research and educational outreach as central to the
museum's growth and development.
Mr. Keller and Mr.
Gleason are invigorating museum activities to educate anyone interested in
Abraham Lincoln and to generate this interest in public school
children, local citizens, and tourists.
A living history program
has been started for students from local grade and high schools as well as
Lincoln College. This program is called T.E.A.M. (Teaching Enrichment at the Museum).
Keller and Gleason have
devised an "open door" policy with "hands on" teaching and learning
activities: "We have and will continue to eagerly invite area students
of all ages from kindergarten through high school to use the documents,
relics, and holdings that we have in the museum as educational tools.
We also have and will continue to create interactive methods to teach, using
those mentioned collections in the museum" ("Lincoln College T.E.A.M.
Project, p. 6).
Specific activities are
adapted to students according to their age.
Ron Keller in Period Apparel "Brings History
to Life" for Students of Northwest School
(Photo from "Ron Keller Has Big Plans for the Lincoln College Museum" in
The Lincoln Newsletter, 19.4, winter, 2000, p. 7. Caption of
the photo reads, "Nathan Truehart, Kayleh Galvin, Lindsey Walter, and other
Northwest students learn about Lincoln history at the Lincoln College Museum
from Ron Keller.")
Activities for grade
school students include role-playing, reading to students, and taking items
from the display cases for "show and tell." Older grade school
students are invited to "act out plays about Abraham Lincoln and local
history, including dialogue and simple actions. . . "
As seen in the photo
Ron sometimes appears in period dress. One of the characters Ron
portrays is John S. Stevens, a boy who witnessed Abraham Lincoln's
christening of Lincoln, Illinois, on August 27, 1853.
Paul Gleason, author of
Lincoln: A Pictorial History and co-author with Paul Beaver of
Logan County Pictorial History, talks to students about local
history. "For the younger children, Paul frequently arranges
a 'Scavenger Hunt' in the Hall of the Presidents. The children search
for facts about United States Presidents that they can find in the displays." High school students use
the McKinstry Library, including its rare book room, to research historical
topics relating to English, history, and social studies, which might involve
map work ("Lincoln College T.E.A.M. Project," p. 6).
accomplishment in advancing the status of the Lincoln College Museum was the
agreement early in 2002 of the Lincoln Group of Illinois to move its
resources to the museum. Previously this group had been based at the
Benedictine College at Lisle, Illinois. According to Ron Keller, the
Lincoln Group "is made up of more than 100 historians from across the nation
who are dedicated to Abraham Lincoln research. . . . The Lincoln Group
will move its archives to Lincoln College. The group sponsors a
journal, regular business meetings, lectures, and presentations and social
gatherings at various Lincoln-related events" ("Lincoln Research Group Will
Move to College Museum," www.lincolncourier. com, 2-21-02).
The Lincoln College Museum is "open Monday -
Friday 9-4, Saturday-Sunday 1-4. [It is] closed on holidays, but open
Abraham Lincolnís birthday. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.
We welcome group tours, but please call in advance for arrangements" (Lincoln
College Museum publishes The Lincoln Newsletter quarterly. A
one-year subscription is $10.00, and a three-year is $25.00. Write to
Lincoln College Museum, 300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln, IL 62656.
For the best information about the Lincoln College Museum and the Hall of
Presidents, I strongly recommend that you visit the Museum's Web site (link
in Works Cited below). 217-732-3155
The Heritage-In-Flight Museum
The Heritage-In-Flight Museum, located at the Logan County Airport
(1351 Airport Road, Lincoln, Illinois 62656, phone 217-732-3333), displays military artifacts and
memorabilia of 20th-Century American wars. This Museum, which is open
to the public, occupies a WW
II building from Camp Ellis, Illinois, a large WW II prisoner-of-war camp.
29.9: Logan County Airport
29.10: Heritage-In-Flight Museum
(Above photos by Leigh Henson, 7-02)
29.11: Image Reproduced
as Found in Illinois Weekend Adventure Guide, p. 65
Image of Vought A-7E Corsair II Adapted from Illinois Weekend Adventure
Guide, p. 65
The Corsair II seen above
is one of several aircraft housed at the Heritage-In-Flight Museum.
According to a Web site titled Skytamer Images (Web site address below in
Sources Cited), the Heritage- In-Flight Museum has the following aircraft on display in
addition to the Corsair II:
∑ Aeronica L-16
∑ Beech C-45 Expeditor
∑ Bell H-13T Sioux
∑ Bell UH-1H Iroquois
∑ Lockheed T-33A T-Bird
∑ McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom
∑ North American L-17 Navion
the Skytamer Web site says that the American Veterans Post 263 of Lincoln
has a Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star #51-6680.
See Works Cited for Web
sites presenting more information about the Heritage-In-Flight Museum.
Additional information is available through the State of Illinois at its
"Enjoy Illinois" Web site (address below in Sources Cited).
The original layout of Lincoln included two parks in what is now the
business and historic district. These areas were donated to the city by
its founding fathers, along with the land for the courthouse and county
jail. The two parks, Latham and Scully (the
latter, formerly Washington Park), are each a square block and are the
property of Logan County.
Latham Park is located two blocks northeast of the courthouse, Scully Park
two blocks southwest of the courthouse.
The locations of these parks are identified at
Route 66 Map with 51 Sites in
the Business & Courthouse Square Historic District,
Including Locations of Historical Markers
(on the National Register of
Centerpiece of Latham Park:
Historic Bandstand Across from
Latham Home Historical Marker
(Photo by Stan Stringer, summer 2002)
29.14: Undated Picture
Postcard of Latham Park Showing Cannon and Bandstand
Stan Stringer's Account of the
Latham Park Cannon That Served Both World Wars
WW l Cannon Also Serving in WW II
Gleason, Lincoln: A Pictorial History, p. 191)
In November 11, 2002, I
emailed the photo of the WW I cannon to 160 Lincoln High alums with the
question of why it had disappeared from the park and the community.
Stan Stringer emailed his explanation to this group on November 12:
"This fall my
brother posed Leigh's question as to what happen to the cannon and why to
me, but before I tell I'd like to tell how much I enjoyed the cannon as a
grandchildren enjoy all sorts of fancy outdoor jungle gyms, etc., for
climbing, but I doubt if any are more fun than the old cannon. First, you
could pretend to aim it. While the cranking mechanism for adjusting
elevation was still there, it had been painted over so it no longer
moved. Second, there were seats beside the barrel where two members of
the crew could ride while it was being pulled, so you could sit there and
pretend you were riding off to battle, and third you could climb all over
it just as if it were a jungle gym.
The most daring climb
was to straddle the barrel and inch out to the end. Finally, once out
there you had to make a choice. Either inch back, and be derided by
anyone else who had joined you in playing on the cannon, or reach down
place your hands in the barrel's mouth and slide off to hang on the end of
the barrel then drop.
Now to answer Leigh's
question. As I understood it, the cannon was brought back after the war
from Germany. I'm not sure of this because there certainly were surplus
cannons from the US WW I effort and more likely it was simply US surplus.
Periodically, throughout the war [WW II] there were scrap metal drives. The scrap
metal, etc., were collected in a temporary fenced off part Broadway in front
of the courthouse. This didn't interfere with traffic; most people didn't
have enough gas for driving, and so the streets had little traffic.
During these drives it
was amazing to see the things that were found for donation. The metals,
aluminum, iron and brass, were needed, but probably most needed was
rubber. There was no synthetic rubber then; so old tires and inner tubes
were precious. After the war synthetic rubber was used for tires and
inner tubes. We sadly discovered strips of synthetic inner tubes failed to
have sufficient elasticity for good slingshots.
During one of these
drives it was determined the town would part with the cannon. I learned
of this one day when I saw the cannon in the fenced off area. I certainly
had mixed feelings when I saw it. First, it was fitting that the "German"
cannon would go to fight the Nazis, but on the other hand I'd miss it, and
other kids wouldn't have the fun of climbing it. Adults had no problem
with seeing it go to the war effort. So in that way, there seemed to be
unanimity that the cannon should go. The last time I saw the cannon
someone had placed a souvenir from WW I over the cannon's muzzle. It was a
WW I German spiked helmet.
Finally, I suspect the
city would have had to remove cannon by now anyway. In this
litigious society some parent would have sued the city if Johnny got a
bruise from a fall."
Respond to Stan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centerpiece of Scully Park: Fountain at Dusk
(Leigh Henson photo, 7-02)
Scully Park Entrance at Dusk
(Leigh Henson photo, 7-02)
Fountain with Courthouse in Background
(Leigh Henson photo, 7-02)
Scully Park in its Former Life as Washington Park
Watermelon Rinds in Washington Park in
the Centennial-Year Summer (1953)
is from the Lincoln Evening Courier, July 31, 1953, p. 8. The
quality of the image here is reduced because it is a scan of a printout from
Here is the
Courier caption of the above photo: "THOUGHTLESS
INDIVIDUALS who left watermelon rinds lying around Washington Park are going
to run afoul of the law if Health Officer Adam Schacht finds their identity.
In addition to defacing public property and cluttering up the city park,
they are violating a city ordinance which requires all garbage to be placed
in a closed container. 'Receptacles are placed in the parks for
such trash and are emptied regularly,' said Schacht. 'It's a shame
that some careless individuals abuse the privilege of using the city parks.'
Requiring garbage to be placed in closed containers and spraying of alleys
are measures designed to control flies, and thereby, disease in the city.
With the polio season here it is very important that these ordinances be
observed, said Schacht.
Dept. Superintendent Bud Baker also reports that whisky bottles and beer
cans are frequently left lying about the parks. Since the parks are
used as playgrounds for children, this also represents a hazard. One
youngster received a severe gash on his foot from a broken whisky bottle in
Melrose park recently which was not placed in the receptacle provided for
that purpose. Individuals misusing the parks in this manner will face
a trip before the police magistrate and a fine if caught, according to
The above photo
suggests that watermelon fever was rampant in Lincoln weeks before the town
christening re-enactment on August 29, 1953. Beginning at 3:00 p.m.,
that ceremony and the subsequent "melon festival" were held at Elm Park near
the railroad tracks, where the original ceremony allegedly took place.
A Courier article of August 31, 1953, estimated the crowd at 2,000.
The re-enactment started the week-long celebration.
Ad in Lincoln Evening Courier, July 3, 1953, p. 5.
Weren't the Fords in the Elks' drawing usually black with black wall
tires? One year the Ford was won by a guy who worked at a Sinclair gas station.
Wearing his green uniform and cap, he liked to pretend his new Ford was a
police squad car, and he enjoyed sitting on Madison Street next to the VFW
to scare people driving on Business Route 66 into thinking their speed was
clocked by radar.
recall he was eventually arrested for impersonation of an officer of the
law. Since plea bargaining had not yet been invented, I am unsure if
he is eligible for parole even today.
Desk allegedly used by Abraham Lincoln in the state legislature and
displayed in the Lincoln College Museum:
Gleason, Paul E. Lincoln, Illinois: A Pictorial History.
St. Louis, MO: G. Bradley Publishing, 1998. Material from Mr. Gleason's books is copyrighted with all rights
Gleason's material used in this Web site is with permission from the G. Bradley Publishing Company, 461 Des
Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Call 1-800-966-5120 to inquire about purchasing Lincoln:
A Pictorial History (1998) (200 pages of rare photos and text) or Logan County Pictorial History
(2000) (also 200 pages of rare photos and text). Visit
Heritage-In-Flight Museum: information from lincolndailynews.com
Heritage-In-Flight Museum Web site:
Hughett, Barbara. "Coming Soon: The Lincoln College Center to
be Built on Lincoln College Campus." The Lincoln Newsletter. 20.3,
fall, 2001, pp. 1 and 8.
"Lincoln Area Parks and Recreation Sites."
Parks of Lincoln and addresses page of the Lincoln Courier:
"Lincoln Assassination Treasures Given to Museum by Trustee John Gehlbach."
The Lincoln Newsletter. 19.4, winter, 2000, p. 1.
Lincoln College Museum Web site:
"Lincoln College T.E.A.M. Project." The Lincoln Newsletter. 19.4,
winter, 2000, p. 6.
Lincoln Evening Courier. July 31, 1953, p. 8.
"Lincoln Research Group Will Move to College Museum." Lincoln
Courier online, February 21, 2002.
"Museum Acquires Chair from Original Postville Courthouse." The
Lincoln Newsletter. 20.4, winter, 2001, p. 4.
"New Acquisitions at the Lincoln College Museum." The Lincoln
Newsletter. 14.3, fall, 1996, p. 3.
Odd Fellows' Museum (online):
"Ron Keller Has Big Plans for the Lincoln College Museum." The
Lincoln Newsletter. 19.4, winter, 2000, p. 5 and p. 7.
Skytamer Images, Air Museum, USA:
State of Illinois. www.enjoyillinois.com.
The Lincoln College Museum. Brochure published by Lincoln College, 300
Keokuk Street, Lincoln, Illinois, 62656 no date of publication.
Email comments, corrections, questions, or suggestions.
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me if this Web site helps you decide to visit Lincoln, Illinois:
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