Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
By Guy Fraker
Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 128p., paperback
In Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Guy Fraker explores Lincoln’s legal career as he directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly.
For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on a journey covering more than four hundred miles. As his stature as a lawyer grew, east central Illinois grew in population and influence, and the Circuit provided Lincoln with clients, friends, and associates who became part of the network that ultimately elevated him to the presidency.
This guidebook to the Circuit features Illinois courthouses, Looking for Lincoln Wayside Exhibits, and other Lincoln points of interest. Fraker guides travelers down the long stretches of quiet country roads that gave Lincoln time to read and think to the locations where Lincoln’s broad range of cases expanded his sense of the economic and social forces changing America.