Presidential History

Robert Todd in Mount Pleasant!

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For years we have passed by the lovely yellow house in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and wanted to stop. The Harlan Lincoln House was home owned by Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln. This really is more a Harlan story than a Lincoln one, but what a cool one it is! The home […]

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Election Day

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I have always loved Election Day. With my birthday falling on November 4th, half of the time, I could actually count on having a holiday for my birthday. As a kid, while I didn’t get the fun summer pool parties and the summer whooptey do celebrations, I could claim Election Day as my own. Sort […]

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Warsaw

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A day in Warsaw, Illinois brought some unexpected pleasures. This river town has a lot of history Keith and I discovered when we stopped in to see what it had to offer. Fort Edwards Warsaw, Illinois was once the site of Two Military Forts, Fort Johnson and Fort Edwards. Built on the east side of […]

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The Lincoln-Van Buren Trail

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Traveling through Rochester, Illinois numerous times I’ve seen the sign on denoting the Lincoln-Van Buren Trail, along with the huge stone silo in town with the colorful Lincoln -Van Buren mural on it. Sadly President Van Buren’s face is a bit tattered, but the picture still remains showing this historic meeting! All these signs prompted […]

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Lincoln trail

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On a Sunday afternoon Keith and I took off for a drive. We wanted to wander, and found ourselves in Carlinville, Illinois. While I had hoped that the lovely bakery, the Hawthorn Tree I had discovered on the square would be open it was not. However, what I did find instead was Lincoln! It is […]

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