Small yet Filled with Elegance - Old Illinois brings back memories to Cherish
Also known as Lincoln's Capital, the Old Illinois is State Capitol is constructed in with a Greek design, and is where President Barack Obama announced he was running for president. This historic site in the United States is the fifth capitol building in the country, and came into existence in the early 1837 -1840's. It was during this time that Lincoln Served as a lawmaker and pleaded most of his cases, and was later on transformed into the county courthouse. In this souvenir from the United States, the Capitol stands tall lit up at night, which is relatively similar to the real deal. Rebuilt in the late 1960's, the Old Illinois State Capitol served its last term, and was then made available to the Illinois historic preservation Agency. The building is now used on many stately occasions such as the introduction of dignitaries to include Vice President Joe Biden.
Springfield - Illinois, Famous for the Simpsons with a few Secrets of its Own
The capital of Illinois, Springfield is home to a population of 200,000 people, and apart from beings featured exclusively on the Award Winning Cartoon- the Simpsons has other perks to boast about. The city is set on a large plain plateau, and is surrounded mainly by miles of serene countryside, making it an excellent destination for tourists from all across the globe. The Abraham Lincoln Museum located in the downtown core of Springfield houses a number of ancient artifacts of the former president and his delegation.
The Oak Ridge Cemetery or Lincolns Tomb is one of the most visited cemeteries in the country, and the vicinity is also a final resting place for most of his near and dear. Once the official residence of Abraham Lincoln for a continuous 17 years, the Lincoln Home is now a historic site that has been completely restored to a brand new state as it was in the 1860's. This fridge magnet collection from Springfield is a great gift for anyone looking to cherish the fond memories of Abraham Lincoln.