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The Road That Leads to Lincoln

Event Type: Adult Programs
Age Group(s): All ages
Date: 9/8/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
 The Roads that Lead to Lincoln first takes a whimsical look at the commercial abuses of Lincoln's name, likeness and legacy. We then trace Lincoln's paths from his family's subsistence farm to the growth of his legal and political careers, and how those careers influenced the rise of Illinois as the crossroads of the nation and the Gateway to the West. We look at the nation mourning, as the Lincoln Funeral Train brings his coffin back to Illinois for burial. Then we detail the connections of Lincoln and his family to the cities and villages along Route 66, the Great River Road, and the Lincoln Highway in Illinois.

Location: Montgomery Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 9/8/2018 at 12:30 PM
Contact: Adult Services
Presenter: Dave Clark
Status: Openings


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