Abraham Lincoln's New Salem Photos
Abraham Lincoln moved to New Salem, IL in 1830 at the age of 21. There Lincoln worked as a store clerk while teaching himself law. He left New Salem permanently in 1837 to take up law & service in the state assembly in nearby Springfield. Today, New Salem has been recreated by the state as an open air museum.
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|Second Berry Lincoln store where Abraham Lincoln taught himself law. New Salem, IL. On National Register.
|Recreated log cabins of town (c1820s) where Lincoln's spent teen years. New Salem, IL.
|Miller-Kelso cabin & blacksmith shop. New Salem, IL.
|Cooper shop, the only original structure returned to site of Lincoln's youth. New Salem, IL.
|Painting of New Salem, boyhood home Abe Lincoln near town of Springfield in Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.
|Tableau of Lincoln as young man clerking in New Salem store at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.
All photos on this page are originals by & copyrighted by Jim Steinhart.
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