Sunday, October 23, 2011

Route 66 Postcards and Lincoln's Home

US Route 66, which borders Lincoln Home NHS (National Historic Site) on the 9th Street in Springfield, IL, was established on November 11, 1926.  It originally ran from Chicago, IL through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California before ending at Los Angeles for a total of 2,448 miles.  It was officially decommissioned on June 27, 1985.  Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designed a National Scenic Byway of the name "Historic Route 66".

postmarked in 2011 with a 29 cent 'foxgove' stamp
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here is a similar postcard ...
Route 66
Mainstreet America
Fun Times on Route 66!

Digital Imaging by Terrell Publishing Co.
unused, but bought in 2007
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Here is a postcard of the Lincoln Home they wrote about in the first postcard.....

Lincoln Home
National Historic Site 
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, purchased this Springfield, Illinois house in 1844.  The one-and-a-half-story cottage was eventually expanded into a twelve-room, two-story home.  It was the first and only home the Lincoln's ever owned and where they resided for seventeen years (1844-1861.

postmarked in 2011 with a 29 cent 'Lavender' stamp, there is also a special hand stamp of the home itself from Springfield 


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