Lincoln Road Trip: The Back-Roads Guide to America's Favorite President (Paperback)
America's favorite president sure got around. Before Abraham Lincoln's sojourned to the Oval Office, he grew up in Kentucky and began his career as a lawyer in Illinois. In fact, Lincoln toured some amazing places throughout the Midwest in his lifetime. In Lincoln Road Trip: The Back-Roads Guide to America's Favorite President, Jane Simon Ammeson will help you step back into history by visiting the sites where Lincoln lived and visited.
This fun and entertaining travel guide includes the stories behind the quintessential Lincoln sites, while also taking you off the beaten path to fascinating and lesser-known historical places. Visit the Log Inn in Warrenton, Indiana (now the oldest restaurant in the state), where Lincoln stayed in 1844 when he was campaigning for Henry Clay. Or visit key places in Lincoln's life, like the home of merchant Colonel Jones, who allowed a young Abe to read all his books, or Ward's Academy, where Mary Todd Lincoln attended school. Along with both famous and overlooked places with Lincoln connections, Ammeson profiles nearby attractions to round out your trip, like Holiday World, a family-owned amusement park that goes well with a trip to the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Lincoln State Park.
Featuring new and exciting Lincoln tales from Springfield, Illinois; Beardstown, Kentucky; Booneville, Indiana; Alton, Illinois; and many more, Lincoln Road Trip is a fun adventure through America's heartland that will bring Lincoln's incredible story to life.
About the Author
Jane Simon Ammeson is a freelance writer and photographer who specializes in travel, food, and personalities. She writes frequently for many newspapers, magazines, websites, and apps and is the author of 13 books, including Hauntings of the Underground Railroad, Murders that Made Headlines, and How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It. A James Beard Foundation judge, as well as a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA), Jane's home base is on the shores of Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan. Follow Jane on Facebook; Twitter @HPAmmeson and @travelfoodIN; and on her blogs, Will Travel for Food with Jane Ammeson and janeammeson.blog.
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