The Sangamon, Soured: Lincoln, The Man, & Its Twisted Tropes


The Sangamon, Soured: Lincoln, The Man & Its Twisted Tropes  Bethany Villaruz  A slight summer breeze ruffled through the leaves lining the shimmering Sangamon River. A young Edgar Lee Masters, known to his family as only “Lee,” frolicked along Menard County’s defining feature. The winding river curved like an artist’s desultory brushstroke through the landscape […]

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New Salem

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Spotlight on: New Salem by Guy Fraker and Mark Pohlad When Lincoln Walked the Streets of New Salem By Guy Fraker The itinerant Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem 1831, settling there until 1837.  During this period, he spent considerable time in the Sand Ridge area to the west, to which a number of New […]

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