Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Abraham Lincoln considered Springfield, Illinois, his home, and after he was assassinated his body was returned to Springfield for burial. The elaborate tomb took almost ten years to complete, during which Lincoln's body was shuttled around in various temporary burial vaults.
The tomb is now administered by the State of Illinois and can be toured.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Springfield, Illinois, is a relatively small town with lots of history. It's main claim to fame, of course, is that Abraham Lincoln lived and practiced law in Springfield from 1837 until he became president in 1861.
The picture above is of the old state capitol, which was the capitol building in use when Lincoln was there. Right across the street is the excellent Lincoln Museum and Presidential Library.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
This week I've looked through my archives for photos I took on this date. So, on November 13 2009 I took this classic view of a field north of Urbana, Illinois.
Friday, November 10, 2017
This is a recent view of the downtown Milwaukee skyline from Lakeshore State Park on the lake front. The Milwaukee skyline is changing fast, with lots of new buildings going up.