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April showers and Lincoln’s life

April showers and Lincoln’s life

April at Lincoln's New Salem is a month of springtime as the trees and pastures "green-up" and the wild flowers burst into bloom. April is fresh and exciting. Even spring rains are welcomed as everybody knows that April showers bring May flowers. But did you know that April also brought Lincoln to New Salem? It's true! Lincoln's cousin Dennis Hanks, tells us th ....

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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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