Illinois Adventure #1407 “Lincoln Home National Historic Site”

Illinois Adventure #1407 “Lincoln Home National Historic Site”


DURING HIS LIFE TIME,
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ONLY OWNED ONE
HOME. ABRAHAM LINCOLN ONLY OWNED ONE
HOME.
TODAY THAT HOME IS OVERSEEN BY HOME.
TODAY THAT HOME IS OVERSEEN BY
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND TODAY THAT HOME IS OVERSEEN BY
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND
IT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON A THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND
IT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON A
DAILY BASIS. THE LINCOLN HOME WAS CONSTRUCTED
IN 1839 BY THE REVEREND CHARLES
DRESSER, THE MINISTER WHO ENDED IN 1839 BY THE REVEREND CHARLES
DRESSER, THE MINISTER WHO ENDED
UP MARRYING THE LINCOLN’S. DRESSER, THE MINISTER WHO ENDED
UP MARRYING THE LINCOLN’S.
THE LINCOLN’S BOUGHT IT HAD IN UP MARRYING THE LINCOLN’S.
THE LINCOLN’S BOUGHT IT HAD IN
1844 WHEN IT WAS A SMALL THE LINCOLN’S BOUGHT IT HAD IN
1844 WHEN IT WAS A SMALL
COTTAGE, JUST ONE AND A HALF 1844 WHEN IT WAS A SMALL
COTTAGE, JUST ONE AND A HALF
STORIES. COTTAGE, JUST ONE AND A HALF
STORIES.
THEN IT ENLARGED OVER THE 17 STORIES.
THEN IT ENLARGED OVER THE 17
YEARS THE LINCOLN’S LIVED IN THE THEN IT ENLARGED OVER THE 17
YEARS THE LINCOLN’S LIVED IN THE
HOME TO THE SIZE AND SHAPE THAT YEARS THE LINCOLN’S LIVED IN THE
HOME TO THE SIZE AND SHAPE THAT
IT IS TODAY. HOME TO THE SIZE AND SHAPE THAT
IT IS TODAY.
WHEN THE LINCOLN’S MOVED IN HERE IT IS TODAY.
WHEN THE LINCOLN’S MOVED IN HERE
IN 1844, MOVED TO THIS WHEN THE LINCOLN’S MOVED IN HERE
IN 1844, MOVED TO THIS
NEIGHBORHOOD, IT WAS PRETTY MUCH IN 1844, MOVED TO THIS
NEIGHBORHOOD, IT WAS PRETTY MUCH
THE EDGE OF TOWN. NEIGHBORHOOD, IT WAS PRETTY MUCH
THE EDGE OF TOWN.
WE ARE STANDING HERE ON 8TH THE EDGE OF TOWN.
WE ARE STANDING HERE ON 8TH
STREET, TENTH STREET TO THE EAST WE ARE STANDING HERE ON 8TH
STREET, TENTH STREET TO THE EAST
HAS RAILROAD WHICH IT DID THEN. STREET, TENTH STREET TO THE EAST
HAS RAILROAD WHICH IT DID THEN.
AND BEYOND THAT, WAS REALLY OPEN HAS RAILROAD WHICH IT DID THEN.
AND BEYOND THAT, WAS REALLY OPEN
PASTURE AND PRAIRIE. AND BEYOND THAT, WAS REALLY OPEN
PASTURE AND PRAIRIE.
IF YOU TRY TO THINK IN TODAY’S PASTURE AND PRAIRIE.
IF YOU TRY TO THINK IN TODAY’S
TERMS OF A NEW SUBDIVISION, IF YOU TRY TO THINK IN TODAY’S
TERMS OF A NEW SUBDIVISION,
THAT’S WHAT THIS WAS. TERMS OF A NEW SUBDIVISION,
THAT’S WHAT THIS WAS.
>>BEFORE THE LINCOLN’S EXPANDED THAT’S WHAT THIS WAS.
>>BEFORE THE LINCOLN’S EXPANDED
THEIR HOME, THE BACK PARLOR WAS>>BEFORE THE LINCOLN’S EXPANDED
THEIR HOME, THE BACK PARLOR WAS
THE MASTER BEDROOM. THEIR HOME, THE BACK PARLOR WAS
THE MASTER BEDROOM.
HERE, MARY GAVE BIRTH OF THREE THE MASTER BEDROOM.
HERE, MARY GAVE BIRTH OF THREE
OF THEIR CHILDREN. HERE, MARY GAVE BIRTH OF THREE
OF THEIR CHILDREN.
IN THIS ROOM, THE SECOND, EDDIE, OF THEIR CHILDREN.
IN THIS ROOM, THE SECOND, EDDIE,
DIED JUST BEFORE HIS FOURTH IN THIS ROOM, THE SECOND, EDDIE,
DIED JUST BEFORE HIS FOURTH
BIRTHDAY. DIED JUST BEFORE HIS FOURTH
BIRTHDAY.
WHEN THE SECOND STORY WAS ADDED, BIRTHDAY.
WHEN THE SECOND STORY WAS ADDED,
THE LINCOLN’S, AS WAS A CUSTOM WHEN THE SECOND STORY WAS ADDED,
THE LINCOLN’S, AS WAS A CUSTOM
OF THE DAY, MOVED INTO SEPARATE THE LINCOLN’S, AS WAS A CUSTOM
OF THE DAY, MOVED INTO SEPARATE
BEDROOMS. OF THE DAY, MOVED INTO SEPARATE
BEDROOMS.
THIS WAS ABRAHAM’S. BEDROOMS.
THIS WAS ABRAHAM’S.
WHILE THE FURNITURE IN THESE THIS WAS ABRAHAM’S.
WHILE THE FURNITURE IN THESE
ROOMS IS OF THE PERIOD, NOT ALL WHILE THE FURNITURE IN THESE
ROOMS IS OF THE PERIOD, NOT ALL
ARE ORIGINAL. ROOMS IS OF THE PERIOD, NOT ALL
ARE ORIGINAL.
BEFORE THE LINCOLN’S LEFT FOR ARE ORIGINAL.
BEFORE THE LINCOLN’S LEFT FOR
WASHINGTON D.C., THEY FIRST MADE BEFORE THE LINCOLN’S LEFT FOR
WASHINGTON D.C., THEY FIRST MADE
ARRANGEMENTS TO RENT THEIR HOME WASHINGTON D.C., THEY FIRST MADE
ARRANGEMENTS TO RENT THEIR HOME
OUT. ARRANGEMENTS TO RENT THEIR HOME
OUT.
THEN THEY HAD A BIG YARD SALE. OUT.
THEN THEY HAD A BIG YARD SALE.
THEY SOLD A LOT OF THE THEN THEY HAD A BIG YARD SALE.
THEY SOLD A LOT OF THE
FURNITURE. THEY SOLD A LOT OF THE
FURNITURE.
WE FIGURED THEY WOULD JUST BUY FURNITURE.
WE FIGURED THEY WOULD JUST BUY
NEW FURNITURE WHEN THEY RETURNED WE FIGURED THEY WOULD JUST BUY
NEW FURNITURE WHEN THEY RETURNED
TO SPRINGFIELD AFTER THE NEW FURNITURE WHEN THEY RETURNED
TO SPRINGFIELD AFTER THE
PRESIDENCY. TO SPRINGFIELD AFTER THE
PRESIDENCY.
THE SHAVING MIRROR IS ORIGINAL PRESIDENCY.
THE SHAVING MIRROR IS ORIGINAL
THAT HANGS ON THE WALL IN THE SHAVING MIRROR IS ORIGINAL
THAT HANGS ON THE WALL IN
LINCOLN’S BEDROOM. THAT HANGS ON THE WALL IN
LINCOLN’S BEDROOM.
IT IS KIND OF INTERESTING TO LINCOLN’S BEDROOM.
IT IS KIND OF INTERESTING TO
POINT OUT THE FACT EVERY ONE IT IS KIND OF INTERESTING TO
POINT OUT THE FACT EVERY ONE
PICTURES PRESIDENT LINCOLN POINT OUT THE FACT EVERY ONE
PICTURES PRESIDENT LINCOLN
HAVING A FINE FULL BEARD. PICTURES PRESIDENT LINCOLN
HAVING A FINE FULL BEARD.
ATTORNEY LINCOLN WAS CLEAN HAVING A FINE FULL BEARD.
ATTORNEY LINCOLN WAS CLEAN
SHAVEN. ATTORNEY LINCOLN WAS CLEAN
SHAVEN.
IT WASN’T UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS SHAVEN.
IT WASN’T UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS
ELECTION HE GREW THE BEARD. IT WASN’T UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS
ELECTION HE GREW THE BEARD.
THE WALLPAPER, WELL IN THE ELECTION HE GREW THE BEARD.
THE WALLPAPER, WELL IN THE
LINCOLN BEDROOM, YES, IS EXACT THE WALLPAPER, WELL IN THE
LINCOLN BEDROOM, YES, IS EXACT
COPY OF THE WALLPAPER LINCOLN BEDROOM, YES, IS EXACT
COPY OF THE WALLPAPER
MRS. LINCOLN PICKED OUT. COPY OF THE WALLPAPER
MRS. LINCOLN PICKED OUT.
STYLES AND TASTES DO CHANGE. MRS. LINCOLN PICKED OUT.
STYLES AND TASTES DO CHANGE.
THIS WAS THE HOME AND WALLPAPER STYLES AND TASTES DO CHANGE.
THIS WAS THE HOME AND WALLPAPER
HEIGHT OF FASHION FOR 1860. THIS WAS THE HOME AND WALLPAPER
HEIGHT OF FASHION FOR 1860.
MRS. LINCOLN WAS CERTAINLY UP ON HEIGHT OF FASHION FOR 1860.
MRS. LINCOLN WAS CERTAINLY UP ON
THE LATEST TRENDS AND STYLES. MRS. LINCOLN WAS CERTAINLY UP ON
THE LATEST TRENDS AND STYLES.
BUT THE MOST FAMOUS ROOM IS THE THE LATEST TRENDS AND STYLES.
BUT THE MOST FAMOUS ROOM IS THE
FORMAL PARLOR. BUT THE MOST FAMOUS ROOM IS THE
FORMAL PARLOR.
AT THAT TIME IT WAS A PRACTICE FORMAL PARLOR.
AT THAT TIME IT WAS A PRACTICE
FOR NOMINEES NOT TO ATTEND AT THAT TIME IT WAS A PRACTICE
FOR NOMINEES NOT TO ATTEND
POLITICAL CONVENTIONS. FOR NOMINEES NOT TO ATTEND
POLITICAL CONVENTIONS.
SO HE RECEIVED WORD THROUGH THE POLITICAL CONVENTIONS.
SO HE RECEIVED WORD THROUGH THE
TELEGRAPH OFFICE HE WAS A SO HE RECEIVED WORD THROUGH THE
TELEGRAPH OFFICE HE WAS A
NOMINEE, BUT A DELEGATION CAME TELEGRAPH OFFICE HE WAS A
NOMINEE, BUT A DELEGATION CAME
DOWN TO OFFICIALLY ASK HIM IF HE NOMINEE, BUT A DELEGATION CAME
DOWN TO OFFICIALLY ASK HIM IF HE
WOULD ACCEPT THEIR NOMINATION. DOWN TO OFFICIALLY ASK HIM IF HE
WOULD ACCEPT THEIR NOMINATION.
MR. LINCOLN RECEIVED THEM IN THE WOULD ACCEPT THEIR NOMINATION.
MR. LINCOLN RECEIVED THEM IN THE
FORMAL PARLOR. MR. LINCOLN RECEIVED THEM IN THE
FORMAL PARLOR.
>>HE TOLD THEM OWE NEEDED TO FORMAL PARLOR.
>>HE TOLD THEM OWE NEEDED TO
STUDY THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM>>HE TOLD THEM OWE NEEDED TO
STUDY THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM
AND THINK ABOUT IT. STUDY THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM
AND THINK ABOUT IT.
OWE KNEW IT WAS A BIG DECISION, AND THINK ABOUT IT.
OWE KNEW IT WAS A BIG DECISION,
AND HE KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF OWE KNEW IT WAS A BIG DECISION,
AND HE KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF
A REPUBLICAN WANTED TO LIMIT THE AND HE KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF
A REPUBLICAN WANTED TO LIMIT THE
EXPANSION OF SLAVERY WAS ELECTED A REPUBLICAN WANTED TO LIMIT THE
EXPANSION OF SLAVERY WAS ELECTED
TO PRESIDENCY, IT WOULD THROW EXPANSION OF SLAVERY WAS ELECTED
TO PRESIDENCY, IT WOULD THROW
THE COUNTRY INTO A TURMOIL. TO PRESIDENCY, IT WOULD THROW
THE COUNTRY INTO A TURMOIL.
IT WAS A BIG DECISION FOR HIM TO THE COUNTRY INTO A TURMOIL.
IT WAS A BIG DECISION FOR HIM TO
MAKE. IT WAS A BIG DECISION FOR HIM TO
MAKE.
HE THOUGHT IT OVER FOR A FEW MAKE.
HE THOUGHT IT OVER FOR A FEW
DAYS AND THEN ACCEPTED. HE THOUGHT IT OVER FOR A FEW
DAYS AND THEN ACCEPTED.
>>TODAY THE HOME APPEARS PRETTY DAYS AND THEN ACCEPTED.
>>TODAY THE HOME APPEARS PRETTY
MUCH AS IT DID ON THAT DAY WHEN>>TODAY THE HOME APPEARS PRETTY
MUCH AS IT DID ON THAT DAY WHEN
LINCOLN ACCEPTED THE NOMINATION MUCH AS IT DID ON THAT DAY WHEN
LINCOLN ACCEPTED THE NOMINATION
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL THAT HAS BEEN LINCOLN ACCEPTED THE NOMINATION
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL THAT HAS BEEN
RESTORED. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL THAT HAS BEEN
RESTORED.
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS RESTORED.
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS
ATTEMPTING TO RECREATE THE 1860 THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS
ATTEMPTING TO RECREATE THE 1860
NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THE LINCOLNS ATTEMPTING TO RECREATE THE 1860
NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THE LINCOLNS
MIGHT HAVE RECOGNIZED. NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THE LINCOLNS
MIGHT HAVE RECOGNIZED.
WE DON’T WANT TO IGNORE THE REST MIGHT HAVE RECOGNIZED.
WE DON’T WANT TO IGNORE THE REST
OF THE HISTORY OF THE WE DON’T WANT TO IGNORE THE REST
OF THE HISTORY OF THE
NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PEOPLE THAT OF THE HISTORY OF THE
NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PEOPLE THAT
HAVE COME AND GONE OVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PEOPLE THAT
HAVE COME AND GONE OVER THE
YEARS. HAVE COME AND GONE OVER THE
YEARS.
ONE IS THE CORENEL HOUSE, CORNER YEARS.
ONE IS THE CORENEL HOUSE, CORNER
OPPOSITE OF THE LINCOLN HOAVMENT ONE IS THE CORENEL HOUSE, CORNER
OPPOSITE OF THE LINCOLN HOAVMENT
THE FAMILY WAS INVOLVED IN CORE OPPOSITE OF THE LINCOLN HOAVMENT
THE FAMILY WAS INVOLVED IN CORE
CORENEL AND DRUGSTORE. THE FAMILY WAS INVOLVED IN CORE
CORENEL AND DRUGSTORE.
, LINCOLN FAMILY SHOP. CORENEL AND DRUGSTORE.
, LINCOLN FAMILY SHOP.
TO THE NORTH, IS JULIA SPRIGUE , LINCOLN FAMILY SHOP.
TO THE NORTH, IS JULIA SPRIGUE
HOUSE. TO THE NORTH, IS JULIA SPRIGUE
HOUSE.
SHE HAD A DAUGHTER ALSO NAMED HOUSE.
SHE HAD A DAUGHTER ALSO NAMED
JULIA, YOUNG BOYS SOMETIMES, SHE HAD A DAUGHTER ALSO NAMED
JULIA, YOUNG BOYS SOMETIMES,
ESPECIALLY TAD LIKED TO GO OVER JULIA, YOUNG BOYS SOMETIMES,
ESPECIALLY TAD LIKED TO GO OVER
AND PLAY IN THE HOURS. ESPECIALLY TAD LIKED TO GO OVER
AND PLAY IN THE HOURS.
THERE WAS A STORY WHERE LINCOLN AND PLAY IN THE HOURS.
THERE WAS A STORY WHERE LINCOLN
WOULD HAVE TO FIND TAD, KNOWING THERE WAS A STORY WHERE LINCOLN
WOULD HAVE TO FIND TAD, KNOWING
HE WAS HIDING, AND MRS. STRIGUE WOULD HAVE TO FIND TAD, KNOWING
HE WAS HIDING, AND MRS. STRIGUE
WOULD PLAY ALONG AND BRING HIM HE WAS HIDING, AND MRS. STRIGUE
WOULD PLAY ALONG AND BRING HIM
HOME FOR SUPPER. WOULD PLAY ALONG AND BRING HIM
HOME FOR SUPPER.
MRS. SPRIGUE AND MRS. LINCOLN WE HOME FOR SUPPER.
MRS. SPRIGUE AND MRS. LINCOLN WE
KNOW WERE FRIENDS. MRS. SPRIGUE AND MRS. LINCOLN WE
KNOW WERE FRIENDS.
>>THIS WOEM HOME BELONGED TO KNOW WERE FRIENDS.
>>THIS WOEM HOME BELONGED TO
JESSE DUBOIS.>>THIS WOEM HOME BELONGED TO
JESSE DUBOIS.
HE WAS AUDITOR IN 1856 AND JESSE DUBOIS.
HE WAS AUDITOR IN 1856 AND
SERVED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HE WAS AUDITOR IN 1856 AND
SERVED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
WITH LINCOLN. SERVED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
WITH LINCOLN.
TODAY THE HOUSE IS UNDERGOING WITH LINCOLN.
TODAY THE HOUSE IS UNDERGOING
RESTORATION WHICH IS IS A TODAY THE HOUSE IS UNDERGOING
RESTORATION WHICH IS IS A
LENGTHY PROCESS. ACROSS FROM THE LINCOLN HOME IS
THE HOUSE OF CHARLES ARNOLD WHO
WAS AT ONE TIME THE COUNTY THE HOUSE OF CHARLES ARNOLD WHO
WAS AT ONE TIME THE COUNTY
SHERIFF. WAS AT ONE TIME THE COUNTY
SHERIFF.
INSIDE DISPLAYS TAKE VISITORS SHERIFF.
INSIDE DISPLAYS TAKE VISITORS
THROUGH THE PROCESS OF INSIDE DISPLAYS TAKE VISITORS
THROUGH THE PROCESS OF
RESTORATION. THROUGH THE PROCESS OF
RESTORATION.
INSIDE IT DISCUSSES THE WORK RESTORATION.
INSIDE IT DISCUSSES THE WORK
THAT WE DO HERE IN REGARDS TO INSIDE IT DISCUSSES THE WORK
THAT WE DO HERE IN REGARDS TO
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND THAT WE DO HERE IN REGARDS TO
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND
RESTORATION WORK AND WHAT IS HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND
RESTORATION WORK AND WHAT IS
INVOLVED STARTING WITH RESTORATION WORK AND WHAT IS
INVOLVED STARTING WITH
RESEARCHING IN THE LIBRARY, AND INVOLVED STARTING WITH
RESEARCHING IN THE LIBRARY, AND
DOING — LOOKING AT NEWSPAPERS RESEARCHING IN THE LIBRARY, AND
DOING — LOOKING AT NEWSPAPERS
AND MAPS TO TRY TO LEARN ABOUT A DOING — LOOKING AT NEWSPAPERS
AND MAPS TO TRY TO LEARN ABOUT A
HOUSE AND THEN IT GOES ONTO AND MAPS TO TRY TO LEARN ABOUT A
HOUSE AND THEN IT GOES ONTO
ARCHAEOLOGY THAT IS INVOLVED. HOUSE AND THEN IT GOES ONTO
ARCHAEOLOGY THAT IS INVOLVED.
AT ANOTHER HOME, VISITORS CAN ARCHAEOLOGY THAT IS INVOLVED.
AT ANOTHER HOME, VISITORS CAN
EXPLORE EXHIBITS ABOUT THE AT ANOTHER HOME, VISITORS CAN
EXPLORE EXHIBITS ABOUT THE
FAMILY, SEE MODELS OF HOW THE EXPLORE EXHIBITS ABOUT THE
FAMILY, SEE MODELS OF HOW THE
HOME CHANGED OVER THE YEARS, AND FAMILY, SEE MODELS OF HOW THE
HOME CHANGED OVER THE YEARS, AND
VIEW ITEMS FOUND DURING HOME CHANGED OVER THE YEARS, AND
VIEW ITEMS FOUND DURING
ARCHEOLOGICAL DIGS. VIEW ITEMS FOUND DURING
ARCHEOLOGICAL DIGS.
TODAY VISITORS FROM AROUND THE ARCHEOLOGICAL DIGS.
TODAY VISITORS FROM AROUND THE
GLOBE COME TO TOUR LINCOLN’S TODAY VISITORS FROM AROUND THE
GLOBE COME TO TOUR LINCOLN’S
NEIGHBORHOOD, LEARN ABOUT LIFE GLOBE COME TO TOUR LINCOLN’S
NEIGHBORHOOD, LEARN ABOUT LIFE
IN THE 1860’S, AND TOUR HIS NEIGHBORHOOD, LEARN ABOUT LIFE
IN THE 1860’S, AND TOUR HIS
HOME. IN THE 1860’S, AND TOUR HIS
HOME.
A HOME WHOSE DOOR BEARS A SIMPLE HOME.
A HOME WHOSE DOOR BEARS A SIMPLE
AND UNDERSTATED NAME PLATE, “A A HOME WHOSE DOOR BEARS A SIMPLE
AND UNDERSTATED NAME PLATE, “A
LINCOLN.” AND UNDERSTATED NAME PLATE, “A
LINCOLN.”
>>GUIDED TOURS ARE OFFERED LINCOLN.”
>>GUIDED TOURS ARE OFFERED
DAILY AND ARE FREE OF CHARGE.>>GUIDED TOURS ARE OFFERED
DAILY AND ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
JUST GO TO THE VISITOR’S CENTER DAILY AND ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
JUST GO TO THE VISITOR’S CENTER
AND GET A TICKET WITH AN JUST GO TO THE VISITOR’S CENTER
AND GET A TICKET WITH AN
ASSIGNED TIME FSM THERE IS A AND GET A TICKET WITH AN
ASSIGNED TIME FSM THERE IS A
LONG WAIT, CAN YOU VISIT OTHER ASSIGNED TIME FSM THERE IS A
LONG WAIT, CAN YOU VISIT OTHER
SITES IN SPRINGFIELD, AND STILL LONG WAIT, CAN YOU VISIT OTHER
SITES IN SPRINGFIELD, AND STILL
NOT LOSE YOUR RESERVED SPOT IN SITES IN SPRINGFIELD, AND STILL
NOT LOSE YOUR RESERVED SPOT IN
LINE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE
LINCON HOME CALL 800-545-7300

Author: Kevin Mason

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