Little Known Facts about Abraham Lincoln

Little Known Facts about Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the major iconic faces in the history of the US, but there are quite a lot of things that many people still don’t know about him.  Here are some of the most interesting facts about him! He practiced law without a degree Lincoln himself claimed to have had very little formal schooling; he didn’t have a degree to practice law.  He studi ....

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Historic Timeline of Abraham Lincoln’s New Salem

Historic Timeline of Abraham Lincoln’s New Salem

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is considered one of the most pivotal presidents in our history. As most people know, Lincoln came from very humble beginnings.  He was, by all measures, a self-made man.  One of his most momentous steps was his separation from his father’s home, striking out on his own, and coming to rest, like a piece of dri ....

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What is a Cooper?

What is a Cooper?

Have you heard of someone who was a cooper but you don’t know what a cooper is? Simply put, the cooper is the person who creates barrels, casks, drums, and kitchen items such as butter churns and firkins for storing flour, corn meal, and other staples. The cooper at New Salem was Henry Onstot.  As you enter Lincoln's New Salem, Onstot's house is the first building ....

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