Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

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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GREEN UP

GREEN UP

"Green-up" is a phrase Lincoln surely would have recognized.  It describes early spring, when green first begins to appear in the fields and trees.  Although green-up is not as lovely as full-blown spring, after a long, dark winter spent in a log house, it would have been a boost to the spirits!  Even today, we celebrate the coming of spring but for the residents o ....

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