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Leaders & Notable People
  • Author:
    Bradley R. Hoch
  • ISBN:
    0271021195
  • ISBN13:
    978-0271021195
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  • Publisher:
    Penn State University Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2001)
  • Pages:
    232 pages
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    Leaders & Notable People
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Hoch’s book features some rare photographs, engravings, and maps of Lincoln’s visits to Pennsylvania. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania chronicles where Lincoln went, what he did, and what he said in the state. Ann Diviney, Sun Style.

Hoch’s book features some rare photographs, engravings, and maps of Lincoln’s visits to Pennsylvania. There’s a lot of detail you won’t find in any other book. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania (Penn State Press), a chronicle of Lincoln’s steps throughout the Keystone State. David J. Forster, Northeast Breeze. In considerable detail.

Start by marking The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania: A History . Hoch recovers symbolic moments, none more moving than Lincoln's funeral train as it stopped in several Pennsylvania cities, including.

Start by marking The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania: A History and Guide as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. It is the story of Abraham Lincoln in the Keystone State-the chronicle of where he went, what he did, and what he said in the state. The trail begins with Lincoln's Pennsylvania ancestors, moves on to his travels, public appearances, and speeches, and concludes with his funeral train in 1865. Hoch recovers symbolic moments, none more moving than Lincoln's funeral train as it stopped in several Pennsylvania cities, including York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Erie.

Start by marking The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania: A History and .

What a ride for the Lincoln buff. In the final chapter, Hoch offers a guide of sites to visit in present-day Pennsylvania, making The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania a welcome book for a wide range of readers interested in American history. Philadelphia, Harrisburg, York, Hanover, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, and Erie also figure in the 210-page book, which will appeal to those with an interest in Pennsylvania and Civil War history. Caroline Abels, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. What a ride for the Lincoln buff.

The trail begins with Lincoln's Pennsylvania ancestors, moves on to his travel. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania tells a story for the reader, but it is also a guide for those who would travel the state figuratively or literally, to recover the memory of America's sixteenth president

Nickname(s): Keystone State. Motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence.

Nickname(s): Keystone State. Both the Declaration of Independence and the . Constitution were signed in Philadelphia. In July of 1952, Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine from the killed virus at the University of Pittsburgh.

Hoch, Bradley R. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania. The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Abraham Lincoln. National Park Service. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001. Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois. University of Chicago Press, 2006. The Lincoln Memorial: A Guide to The Lincoln Memorial, District of Columbia. Department of the Interior, 1986. Olszewski, George J. Restoration of Ford's Theatre.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. State Library of Pennsylvania.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

What is the Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania? It is the story of Abraham Lincoln in the Keystone State—the chronicle of where he went, what he did, and what he said in the state. The trail begins with Lincoln's Pennsylvania ancestors, moves on to his travels, public appearances, and speeches, and concludes with his funeral train in 1865. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania tells a story for the reader, but it is also a guide for those who would travel the state figuratively or literally, to recover the memory of America's sixteenth president.

The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania transports the reader back in time to key moments in Lincoln's public life. In 1846, at the age of thirty-seven, Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Using mileage that Lincoln claimed for his trip, available routes, duration of the journey, and average speeds, Bradley Hoch is the first to establish the probable route Lincoln followed on his way from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Hoch concludes that he traveled by steamboat along the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers and by stagecoach on the National Road into Maryland.

After Lincoln was elected president in November 1860, he transformed his inaugural journey from Springfield to Washington into a grand railroad tour of northern cities, hoping to cement the people's loyalty to the Union and to himself. His inaugural train, the first of its kind, made several stops in Pennsylvania. Hoch follows Lincoln throughout his journey, including the dramatic last leg—the "secret night train"—when Allan Pinkerton and his agents, determined to protect Lincoln from would-be assassins, cut telegraph lines and sidetracked trains in order to spirit him safely from Harrisburg to Washington.

Hoch recovers symbolic moments, none more moving than Lincoln's funeral train as it stopped in several Pennsylvania cities, including York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Erie. In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell was placed at the head of Lincoln's coffin when it lay in Independence Hall. As more than one hundred thousand mourners passed by, the bell's inscription memorialized his life: "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof."

Rarely seen photographs, engravings, and maps enrich this illuminating volume. In the final chapter, Hoch offers a guide of sites to visit in present-day Pennsylvania, making The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania a welcome book for a wide range of readers interested in American history.


Global Progression
Being a decendant of Abraham Lincoln through his Pennsylvania family, I was very interested in this book. It did not disappoint. It has helped me in my genealogy research and I have learned so many new things. For any scholar or descendant of the Lincoln family, this book is a great resource to have.
Burisi
A great read. Good price.
ALAN
A thoughtfully detailed and entertaining narrative with lots of captivating photos of the key people and places of Lincoln's visits to the Commonwealth. I also liked the appendix which provided guidance on how to follow and experience the Lincoln Trail. I'm not a Lincoln expert, so the accounts of his experiences here were new to me and fascinating to read... but that also means my rating is just a reflection of how much I liked this book, not a comparison to other books about Mr. Lincoln. It is unquestionably well-written.