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What was Abe doing 150 years ago today?

New website feature tracks Lincoln's activities

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[August 21, 2010]  SPRINGFIELD -- The 150th anniversaries of some of the most important dates in United States history are rapidly approaching, and a new website feature will make it easier to look into the daily life of the man at the center of it all.

The Abraham Lincoln Association has announced a new addition to its website,, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's election as president and the events leading to the Civil War. The "President Lincoln -- This Day 1860" button, marked with a stovepipe hat, gives website visitors immediate access Abraham Lincoln's activities on the current date 150 years ago.

On dates that have no corresponding entry, users may access the "Lincoln Log" on the website to learn about President Lincoln's activities on other dates.

The "Lincoln Log" and the "President Lincoln -- This Day 1860" entries were developed by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, an Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum project that receives support from the Abraham Lincoln Association. 

The mission of the Abraham Lincoln Association is to observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career.

[Text from file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]


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