Geese hanging out in the camp ground at Prairie Lake:
We then walked across to the center square where the beautiful, restored train station houses a couple of movie sets used in Spielberg's movie "Lincoln". Very cool to see the sets up close and the painstaking detail used to recreate the rooms, clothes and Lincoln personal items.
Old Springfield train depot
Sets from the movie "Lincoln"
|Obed and Isaac Brewery|
|Lincoln's home 1837-1860. Originally a one story, added on to after marriage and family grew|
In the formal living room/parlor,
the the black horse hair furniture
belonged to the Lincoln's
Lincoln's tiny desk! Hard to imagine the
6'4" man working here for hours
at a time!
Lincoln's Tomb, a beautiful monument and tribute to a great man:
|Front entry to the tomb with corridors opening to left and right|
Small replicas of larger Lincoln statues found elsewhere in the country adorn the halls:
|corridor leading to Lincoln's resting place|
|Lincoln's remains are buried several feet under ground below this red marble headstone|
|In front of the tomb Mike rubs Lincoln's nose for luck|