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When Abraham Lincoln left Springfield, he said : “For more than a quarter of a century, I have lived among you and ...have received nothing but kindness at your hands”.
Well I must say Springfield is a nice little town, the capital of the State of Illinois, that we visited on our way to Saint Louis. The Capitol impressed me a lot, especially the ceiling and its decoration that I particularly appreciated. It seemed quite huge to me, as it was in fact the first american capitol I saw, and also the place where I learned the difference between the donkey and the elephant in a political point of view :-)
A part from homing the state Capitol, Springfield also has the honor and priviledge of being the town where Abraham Licoln lived... Many traces of his life there can be found everywhere in the city and the whole state actually...every little spot where he stopped seems to have been made use of for tourism.
In Springfield, many of the attractions are within walking distance from each other, and wandering in the historical neighborhood, admiring all the old mansions, is a good memory I keep from my trip.
The first step towards reconstruction of the village was taken in 1906. The interests in the sites were kept alive but... more travel advice
The 16th President of the United States logically occupies the best place on the Capitol’s grounds. The ten-foot, six... more travel advice
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