Sunday, 24 August 2014

Arthur - Amish Country - 24th August 2014


Arthur, Illinois is a town of 2,200 residents located 10 miles west of Interstate 57 off exit 203 in East Central Illinois. Arthur is in the Heart of Illinois Amish Country, with more than 1,000 Amish families living in the countryside around Arthur.

Arthur's surrounding Amish settlement, was established in 1865 by a handful of families, and has grown to over 4,500 members. The Amish farm the rich land of the Arthur area with teams of six to eight horses, and operate numerous "country shops." The horse-drawn, black Amish buggies are a common sight around Arthur and Amish country.


Lincoln's Cabin - 24th August 2014

The Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic site is a 0.3 square kilometre history park located eight miles (13 km) south of Charleston, Illinois, near the town of Lerna. Its centrepiece is a replica of the log cabin built and occupied by Thomas Lincoln, father of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The younger Lincoln never lived here and visited infrequently, but he provided financial help to the household and, after Thomas died in 1851, Abraham owned and maintained the farm for his stepmother, Sarah Bush Lincoln.
In 1893, the original log cabin was disassembled and shipped northward to serve as an exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. The original cabin was lost after the Exposition, and may have been used as firewood. However, the cabin had been photographed many times, and an exact replica was built from the photographs and from contemporary descriptions.

Replica of Lincoln's Hat

Thomas Lincoln's Log Cabin

Storage Shed for vegetables