My favorite activities (outside of working, shopping and cleaning, 'natch) are watching my kids run track and/or cross country and researching my genealogy and local history. Sometimes the two collide. Yesterday was one of those times.
My oldest son runs in college, so many of his meets are out-of-state and unrealistic for travel. This weekend he ran at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, 'just' a 2.5 hour drive. I also went alone, which, frankly, was rather nice. Mom roadtrip! So often on a family drive, no one understands why I want to stop at that 'awesome little cemetery' over there or at the state historic site over there. Nothing stopped me yesterday. Have camera, will travel.
Near Eastern's campus south of Charleston, Illinois, are two Abraham Lincoln historic sites: the Lincoln Log Cabin and Shiloh Cemetery, resting place of Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas, and stepmother, Sarah Bush Lincoln.
Father of Martyred Pres
Born Jan 6, 1778
Died Jan 17, 1851
|Shiloh Presbyterian Church|
|Lincoln log cabin|
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