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New Lincoln blog category introduced to honor Abe’s 200th birthday


Is the tall man with the stovepipe hat, center background, President Abraham Lincoln at Hanover Junction? That’s been long debated. But hundreds will gather at the Junction station from 1-7 p.m. today. Check out www.yorkcountyparks.org or call 840-7440.

About a year ago, it ocurred to me that I was blogging a lot on Abraham Lincoln’s links to York County.
His influence in York County was – and is – great… .

This border county in a border state wrestled with his presidential policies.
Of course, he passed through here on his way to and from delivering his famous address at Gettysburg.
He was supposed to stop here in 1861 on his way to the White House, but he was re-booked because of concerns about his safety farther south.
And his solemn funeral train stopped here.
Click here and enjoy many of the posts where his name appears – either because of his presence, or his spirit.