New Salem: A History of Lincoln's Alma Mater

New Salem A History of Lincoln s Alma Mater In eleven years after Illinois became the twenty first state New Salem was founded on a bluff above the Sangamon River The village provided an essential sanctuary for a friendless penniless bo

  • Title: New Salem: A History of Lincoln's Alma Mater
  • Author: Joseph M. Di Cola
  • ISBN: 9781467136204
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
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    In 1829, eleven years after Illinois became the twenty first state, New Salem was founded on a bluff above the Sangamon River The village provided an essential sanctuary for a friendless, penniless boy named Abraham Lincoln, whose six years there shaped his education and nurtured his ambition Eclipsed by the neighboring settlement of Petersburg, New Salem had dwindled inIn 1829, eleven years after Illinois became the twenty first state, New Salem was founded on a bluff above the Sangamon River The village provided an essential sanctuary for a friendless, penniless boy named Abraham Lincoln, whose six years there shaped his education and nurtured his ambition Eclipsed by the neighboring settlement of Petersburg, New Salem had dwindled into a ghost town by 1840 However, it reemerged in the early part of the twentieth century as one of the most successful preservation efforts in American history Author Joseph Di Cola relates the full story of New Salem s fascinating heritage.

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    • Joe Kessler says:

      Outstanding GuideThis book rightful deserves a place in any Lincoln scholars bookshelf. It is a worthy companion to Benjamin Thomas work on the subject. It is filled with up to date information. An excellent read.

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