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Mary Lincoln

Mary Lincoln (1818-82) was a sad and complicated figure — an intelligent, ambitious and attractive young woman whose later life was bedeviled by tragedy and physical and emotional breakdown. Her life and her impact on her husband’s career and presidential … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and Ninian Edwards home (Lincoln marriage site)

Abraham and Mary Lincoln were married in the dining room of Elizabeth Todd Edwards (1816-88), Mary’s sister, and her husband, Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809-99), in the 500 block of South Second Street in Springfield on Nov. 4, 1842. Mary Lincoln … Continue reading

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Julius Rosenwald

Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932), a Springfield native, teamed with Richard Sears to build Sears, Roebuck & Co. into one of the great merchandising successes of the early 20th century. He also became one of the nation’s most generous and innovative philanthropists, … Continue reading

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Springfield in 1867 (map)

Although not to scale, the 1867 bird’s-eye view of Springfield drawn by A. Ruger for the Chicago Lithographing Co. is considered accurate in its placement and depiction of city buildings and streets. Note that the map is oriented with north … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, lived in central Illinois from 1830 until 1861. He, his wife, Mary, and three of the couple‚Äôs four children are buried in Springfield. Also in the Springfield area are the Lincoln family … Continue reading

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