• Creator
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Created Date
  • 4-10-00
  • Description
  • Wooden ox yoke crafted by a young Abraham Lincoln during his years in New Salem. The frame is made of wood from the original flooring of Lincoln's Springfield home. Lincoln came to New Salem in 1831 (aged 22). The village is about 20 miles northwest of Springfield and is now open as a tourist center showing life in the 1830s. Lincoln worked as a clerk in the village store and slept in the back. He participated in the local debating society. In... more
    Wooden ox yoke crafted by a young Abraham Lincoln during his years in New Salem. The frame is made of wood from the original flooring of Lincoln's Springfield home. Lincoln came to New Salem in 1831 (aged 22). The village is about 20 miles northwest of Springfield and is now open as a tourist center showing life in the 1830s. Lincoln worked as a clerk in the village store and slept in the back. He participated in the local debating society. In 1833, he became the Postmaster of New Salem. He left New Salem in 1837, becoming a law partner of John T. Stuart in Springfield. Choosing the Lincoln Statue. 16 History; 17 Geography. less
  • Format
  • Lincolnoxyoke.jpg