Lincoln's birthday celebration continues at Postville Courthouse

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[February 13, 2013]     Send a link to a friend

Saturday morning the celebration of the 204th birthday of Abraham Lincoln continued in Lincoln at the Postville Courthouse.

Abraham Lincoln was very well known to the Lincoln Community as a surveyor and a lawyer. He was admired and respected by many of the Lincoln founders -- so much so that they chose to name their city after him, even before he was president.

Today that love for our 16th president continues as the community proudly announces on a regular basis that Abraham Lincoln was a very important part of our history.

Therefore, it was only fitting that Postville host a wonderful celebration.

Pictures by Nila Smith

Many volunteers such as John Sutton dressed in period clothing to help visitors to the courthouse get into the spirit of the day.


It is commonly known that the Postville Courthouse is not the original, but interior details such as this period-style fireplace make it feel like the real thing.

Conzo and Carroll Richards keep an eye on the progress as the Logan County Arts and Craft Guild ladies prepare the refreshment table.

Volunteer Chuck Conzo looks on as Stu Churchill prepares punch for the birthday celebration. Churchill is the overseer at Postville.

Back in the day, the journey on horseback from Mount Pulaski to Lincoln would have taken quite some time. Thanks to a more modern conveyance, the Lincolns arrived in Postville with plenty of time to enjoy the second part of the celebration.


A Postville volunteer offers visitors stories of the courthouse and Lincoln.

The Lincolns, portrayed by Gary and Carol Simpkins, check out the souvenirs.


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