Monday, August 22, 2011

This day in 1853....

The Illinois Register reports on the incorporation of the town of Lincoln, 30 miles northeast of Springfield on Chicago & Mississippi Railroad. "The town was named by the proprietors of whom our enterprising citizen, Virgil Hickox, is one, in honor of A. Lincoln, esq., the attorney of the Chicago and Mississippi Railroad Company."

Stop by the Lincoln Heritage Museum
 today to view the original town plat of the city of Lincoln, Il!

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