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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lincoln Home National Historic Site Superintendent Retires

Above, the Lincoln home's front parlor. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

One of the interesting places I visited while in Springfield, Illinois was the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

The Lincoln home was impressive as it is kept in excellent condition and the streets and structures surrounding the home have been restored to their 1860 appearance.

Above, the parking ticket kiosk at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Much credit for maintaining the historic site goes to the site's superintendent, who has just retired.

Above, the neighborhood surrounding the Lincoln home was restored to its 1860 appearance. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

According to U.S. News & World Report:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The superintendent of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield has retired, and the National Park Service is seeking a replacement. 
The State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/2sjPHKT) Dale Phillips took over the site preserving Abraham Lincoln's former home in 2010. He has worked for more than 40 years for the National Park Service, which operates the site.
According to the tour guide at the Lincoln home, 60% of the furnishings are originals (in other words, they belonged to the Lincoln family).

Above, the front of the Lincoln home. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

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