First Berry-Lincoln Store

"William Berry and Lincoln bought this store in 1833 from the Herndon Brothers. Abraham Lincoln served as postmaster in New Salem from May 7, 1833 to May 30, 1836, when the office was discontinued. The Post Office was reestablished February 12 , 1940, as Lincoln's New Salem, Illinois. Historic New Salem State Park is located near Petersburg on Highways 97 and 123 about 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois.

Date:
1909
Original Format:
Postcard
Item#:
MES13855
Height:
1027px
Width:
1636px
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