We returned from Springfield at about 11 p.m. last night. We started at about 7:30 a.m. Any thing thoughtful... well, there is nothing thoughtful in my brain at this point. The photos are below from New Salem. Lincoln lived there for about six years. He arrives in New Salem as a young farm kid and leaves a lawyer. Its in New Salem where he serves as a merchant, postmaster, surveyor, and studied the law.
The Lincoln we know is, in many ways, formed in this community of about 200 on the Sagamon River.