Between 1840 and 1847, Abraham Lincoln tried cases here as a traveling lawyer. Visiting once or twice a year, he worked mostly on cases resolving neighbors' disagreements over land, contracts, and debts. As Lincoln traveled, people got to know him because he always took time to talk to them. This helped him earn votes later when he went into politics.
United States, Illinois, Postville
Relocated buildings and structures
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.
at Greenfield Village in Main Street District
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