Lebanon Reporter

September 27, 2012

Lincoln’s Lebanon returns

By Sarah Lang
Staff writer

Lebanon —  

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America, made two brief stops in Boone County in February of 1861. As he was traveling from Springfield, Ill., to Washington, D.C., to be inaugurated as president, Lincoln spoke to a crowd from the back of his train car in both Lebanon and Zionsville.

What would it have been like if Lincoln had stayed? That is a question the Boone County Historical Society aims to answer with its fourth annual Lincoln’s Lebanon and Civil War Re-enactment festival taking place this weekend in Lebanon Memorial Park.

 

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