Lincoln's New Salem, Petersburg, Illinois





"Lincoln's New Salem", Petersburg, Illinois. Can we just say 1st how difficult it is to spell ILLINOIS. nuts!! I think it is even easier to spell MISSISSIPPI. right??!

We were told about this site, thanks to a tour guide in Colorado, he said there is a man who works here that look just like Abe Lincoln himself during his young years. Now if you know anything about me, I LOVE HISTORY. 2nd I love anything Abe Lincoln, he's one of my most favorite presidents ever. So I was super excited to meet this gentleman, do you think he was working the day we visited? nope, any ways... A lovely walk & we had fun seeing all the animals. I wonder why we live in such big homes, this one above shows a nice size home all you need in one little room. Less space, less money to pay each month. Sounds good to me!!! Beth ( :

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Eileen's: "Saturday's Critters"
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Theresa's: "Good Fences"

Comments

Gunilla Bäck said…
Looks like a lovely place to visit even if Abe wasn't home! :-)
eileeninmd said…
Hello Beth, what an awesome place to visit. I especially love the animals. I like the last shot of the one room home. Have a happy day and new week ahead!
Linda Kay said…
Beth, I've been to New Salem so many times, I can't count. In school we used to take field trips there, packing along our little lunch bags. Later on when my kids were young we used to camp there on the grounds, and the kids loved to be able to roam the cabins and the stream by the old mill. Thanks for the memories!
Betsy Adams said…
Looks like a neat place, Beth.. Sorry you didn't get to meet Abe Lincoln....Maybe you need to go back sometime.
Hugs,
Betsy
Ruth Hiebert said…
The old ways of living are fascinating,but I am sure thankful for modern conveniences.
Stephanie said…
I love seeing the interiors of times past. Love those quilts. Wonderful shots!
Missy George said…
Good shots Beth..Looks like a lovely area. Love the old homesteads...
TexWisGirl said…
love the split rail fencing!
Michelle said…
I need a place like this for a weekend get-away.
Judy said…
Sorry you didn't get to see "Abe". I love places like this.
Maggid said…
I agree - less space . .a safe yard for my pupster . . .
genie said…
You’ve gotta love that one room. It would suit me just fine. I adore the quilt. Hey, we DO have to get together.
Cheryl @ TFD said…
It looks like a fun place to visit. I agree about the small homes, a lot less to clean, too! But, I don't think I'd make a very good pioneer. lol! Maybe those tiny houses we are hearing about these days aren't a bad idea, especially for single folks or a young couple starting out.
It looks like a really interesting place to visit. You are right about smaller and less, we don't really need all the space we have or all of the stuff, back then they didn't have time for either did they, too busy just surviving! xx
Lynn said…
looks so cozy in the photo but their winters must have been a challenge, love those quilts.
Pamela Gordon said…
It's too bad "Abe" wasn't home that day. The little house is sweet and I like the rustic feel to it. Nice to see the animals too. Pretty scenes.
Sorry you missed Abe but you still got some neat pictures!
William Kendall said…
I'd give this place a visit. The animals look well cared for.
Rose said…
My friend and I often talk about how families were raised in such small places as these. It is just amazing. I always wish I had a little cabin in the back yard with a fireplace, or a stove that I could go and sit in to read.
EG CameraGirl said…
I very much enjoy seeing how people used to live. We have so much STUFF now that we cannot live in such small spaces. It's crazy since most of the stuff we do NOT need (or even use). ;)
Hi Beth, nice to see you again and thanks for stopping by. Great place you share here and the split rail is awesome. Love the history and the great shots you captured. Already a follower from some time ago.
Enjoy the day and have a great weekend. cm
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Neat place to visit- and sounds like you had my luck, not seeing the Abe Lincoln look a like! Y'all visit the neatest places!
Ida said…
Looks like a wonderful place to visit. - I really liked your shots of the sheep and the horses behind the fencing. So pretty.
Christine said…
Thanks for this glimpse into the past! Love the fence too and now I am wondering what kind of sheep they are?
Best wishes
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carolann said…
Thanks for your pictures to see.
Love rustic fences and I always enjoy seeing animals behind the fences!
Felicia said…
love these kind of places and the split rail fence.
TexWisGirl said…
thanks, beth!
Very interesting
eileeninmd said…
Hello Beth, just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your weekend!
Breathtaking said…
A look at the past is so interesting. The small room is rustic and cosy, and I love those bed quilts. Lovely scenes of the fields fence, and critters.
Debbie said…
a great place to visit and a great fence!!! it's always a bonus to capture some animals behind it!!! pretty shots!!!