Learning Lincoln On-line

INTRODUCTION
USE THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY MAP LOCATER

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Discover the Story of Abraham Lincoln's Journey Through Life 
by Following the Lincoln Heritage Trail

       The Life of Abraham Lincoln represents a journey from primitive pioneer living to living in the White House of our United States.
       The journey starts in 1809, February 12th, to be exact.  Abraham was born to Thomas and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln in a small log cabin near present Hodgenville, Kentucky.  The Lincoln Heritage Trail starts there and ends at Springfield, Illinois, where the President would purchase the only home he would ever own.  Our students and teachers would like to include Washington D.C. in this journey description, where the president and his family would spend their last years.  We will center on the sites in Central Illinois with special mention of our own Shelby County Lincoln connections.
       We would like to take you on this life journey through a special series of web pages.  Included are actual photos by Howard Taylor,  and web photos from a variety of sources.


       Let's start at the beginning and see and read the story of Abraham Lincoln's first years.

VIEW THE OFFICIAL TRAIL PAMPHLET HERE

“The Lincoln Heritage Trail” Map Locater

The Familiar bronze sign indicating the route of the "Lincoln Heritage Trail" in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois

MAP OF THE LINCOLN HERITAGE TRAIL 

Click the Map for Hotspots, or Travel the Trail

. . . Follow the Lincoln's on their journey of life from Kentucky to Illinois and *additional sites including Washington D.C. and the final return home to Illinois in 1865

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Abraham Lincoln is born

 
-2-
The Thomas Lincoln Family moves to Indiana

 

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The Family moves to Illinois

The Thomas Lincoln Home site
 
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Thomas/Sarah Bush Move to Coles County

 

 

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Abraham Moves to New Salem

 

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Abraham & Family Live in Springfield


 

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Abraham & Family Moves to Washington D.C.
 

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Abraham is Brought
Back to Illinois

The Funeral Train and Tomb at Springfield

 
*The traditional Lincoln Heritage Trail includes sites in
Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois

 Maps of the Lincoln Heritage Trail  
Eastern Kentucky

The Western States (Indiana and Kentucky)

The addition of Washington D.C. and
the funeral trip back home are to complete the history of the President,
but are not on the officially marked Lincoln Heritage Highway listing.


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