Sangamon County, Illinois
"Lincoln-related" News Stories
A. Lincoln has been put in nomination by the whigs of the Sangamon district for congress in place of E. D. Baker. Who come in the line of “safe precedents,” after Lincoln! [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, May 15, 1846; NP, Sub by FoFG]
Lincoln Guard of Honor
The Lincoln Guard of Honor, of Springfield, ILL., met on Tuesday and decided to hold suitable commemorative services at the Lincoln Monument, on the anniversary of Lincoln's death – April 15. ["The Quincy Daily Whig", March 10 1880 - TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY - Submitted by Debbie Gibson]
The Lincoln Penny Designer?
A Springfield paper states that Jerome Sivia of that city suggested to Pres. Roosevelt the design for the new Lincoln penny. Mr. Sivia formerly lived at Dongola and later at Cairo. (Jonesboro Gazette, Jonesboro, Illinois, Friday, 3 Sep 1909 - Transcribed and submitted by Darrel Dexter )
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