Reflections of a life lived

Album 12

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[April 29, 2014]     Send a link to a friend  Share

The tour ends much the way it began, with a large scene depicting the final breath of a beloved president. Though not everyone loved Lincoln on the day he died, in the days, weeks, months and years ahead, they would come to know him and understand what he suffered, what he accomplished and how he shaped our country.

When Lincoln's body was brought back to Springfield for burial, the funeral train carried him through dozens of towns and communities, including this one. People gathered at the train stations, longing to be a part of the president's last journey.

In Springfield, people gathered and walked in mourning behind the funeral procession through the city.

Pictures by Nila Smith and Jan Youngquist






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