"We highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom ..."

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., stands nearly 100 feet tall, an enduring tribute to America's 16th president.

The statue of Lincoln is 19 feet high and weighs 175 tons. A commission to plan a monument was first discussed in 1867, not long after his death.

The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1922, 57 years after Abraham Lincoln died. His son Robert was in attendance.










Links and more, inspired by Abe, plus other sites, including his home and historic places where he worked and lived in Illinois, the Land of Lincoln.

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Springfield, IL

Illinois State Museum

Recommended site for rainy-day games and fun facts for kids and educators

Kidzeum / Coming Soon
Illinois Kidzeum of Health & Science ...
things for kids to see and do, and educators, too. Check the site for progress reports, discounts and free resources.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln Association

24 Vintage Photos of Abraham Lincoln

On the Side
Diversions and side trips ... just for fun

Route 66
Midwest Route 66 Blog

An adventure on Illinois Route 66 ... off the beaten track. Take the highway that John Steinbeck called "the Mother Road" from its starting point in downtown Chicago through Springfield - home of the annual Route 66 Festival - and on to St. Louis, where it heads west across the Mississippi to its end-point in Santa Monica, CA.





copyright 2009 Michleen Collins, www.Michleen-Collins.com