Posts Tagged ‘New Salem’

2018 CANDLELIGHT WALK

2018 CANDLELIGHT WALK

Candles lit the lives of New Salem's residents in the 1830s. You can get a glimpse of New Salem after dark during the annual Candlelight Walk. Enjoy visiting with our historic interpreters and treat yourself to gingerbread at the Rutledge Tavern. It's our most popular event! ....

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CANDLELIGHT  More than a simple flame

CANDLELIGHT More than a simple flame

The most popular event on the calendar at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic site is, without a doubt, the annual Candlelight Tour!  Every year literally thousands of people flock to the little village the first full weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of October to get a glimpse of how the village looked after dark! Many modern visitors have never experienced life ....

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Lincoln was a bartender?

Lincoln was a bartender?

According to a posting on MSN.com, a little know presidential fact is "Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. He was the part owner of a saloon in Springfield, Illinois, called Berry and Lincoln."  Now millions of people will probably see this "fact"  and believe it because - hey- they've read it on the internet.  However, was Lincoln ever a bartender?  Nope, n ....

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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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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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