Lincolns, Hanks and the Halls Travel to Illinois, 1830
based upon information from Dr. Charles Coleman: Abraham
Lincoln and Coles County, 1955--
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VERSION OF DR. COLEMAN'S BOOK
Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site (Rural
Depicts Pioneer life in Illinois, 1830's and on.
A replica of the wagon that a young Abe, cousin
Dennis Hanks, and father Thomas Lincoln would
construct for the trip to the new "paradise" of
Students: Start your Journey by Clicking the
Dr. Charles Coleman, former Professor of History
at Eastern Illinois State College, Charleston,
wrote a definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln
connection with Coles County, Illinois. Dr.
Coleman was well known in the Charleston,
Illinois area andbook,
Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois
(1955, Scarecrow Press),
he would describe in-detail the life of the 16th
President while in Illinois, and for this
learning activity, the pioneer journey of the
Lincolns, Hanks, and Halls into Macon County,
Illinois and later Coles County. The book is
written with reliable primary sources whenever
Dr. Coleman could find them.
Coleman has written other interesting articles,
and Golden Anniversary of Eastern Illinois
University. His Lincoln book has motivated me
to work with my children to instill the
"personal family-man: Abraham Lincoln." We all
know the Presidential history, but many do not
realize how personable and funny old Abe was.
He could be seen on the square of Charleston, Il
during court breaks telling stories, playing
stick ball with kids, and of course visiting
with his many relatives. His book will be a
resource to my children.
In this activity, sets of questions will be
provided. Using Coleman's book or online
resources, find the answers to the questions.
In addition, extra questions and activities will
Coleman's Book "Lincoln in Coles County"
Answer the Questions in Each of the Categories:
Excerpts from Dr. Charles Coleman's,
Abraham Lincoln in Coles County,
Scarecrow Press, New Brunswick, N.J., 1955.
See the e-book connection. This book is out
Abraham Lincoln, the Boy and the Man
by Lloyd Ostendorf, 1988.
Library books on Lincoln, the child, and
other biographical Lincoln books from the
school media center.
Books from home or the Public Library.
LINCOLN 0N-LINE RESOURCES
Visit the "Travel the
Lincoln Heritage Trail" Site for Lincoln's