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NATIONAL QUILTING MONTH

NATIONAL QUILTING MONTH

March is "Quilt Month!" So, here are some photos of Lincoln's New Salem's Hornbuckle quilt. This quilt holds an honored place in New Salem legend and lore. Not because it's beautiful (it is). Not because it's a somewhat complicated pattern (which it also is). Not because it has survived over a century (it has). No, this quilt has a direct connection to Lincoln an ....

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Lincoln’s Birthday and Nancy Hanks

Lincoln’s Birthday and Nancy Hanks

In honor of Lincoln’s Birthday, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. After all, without Nancy Hanks, we wouldn't be celebrating Lincoln's Birthday! I was first introduced to this poem in junior high school. While I don’t remember whether or not we were required to memorize it, I do know that, many decades later, I still ....

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Born in 1809

Born in 1809

1809 BIRTHDAYS? There’s no question that many, many people are born each and every year.  So, the odds of more than one important person being born in a given year are pretty good.   1809 is no exception. According to an internet search, Abraham Lincoln shared his birth year with Louis Braille (who invented the reading/writing system used by the blind), explorer ....

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