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This report has been reviewed against the criteria contained in 43CFR Part 7, Subpart A, Section 7.18 (a) (1) and, upon recommendation of the Midwest Regional Office and the Midwest Archeological Center, has been classified as AVAILABLE


United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center Lincoln, Nebraska 2015


Established in 1971, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site (LIHO) commemorates the life of the 16th President of the United States. The park contains the neighborhood where Abraham Lincoln spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Illinois (Townsend 2008:76-149). The Park consists of a four-block historic neighborhood, which is partly restored to the year of Abraham Lincoln’s election as President. The centerpiece of the park consists of the restored house where Lincoln’s family lived from 1844 to 1861, when he became the 16th President of the United States.