Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ft. Sheridan, IL- 50 mile training ride

Sheridan was one of Lincoln's key generals and commented on his height by saying "5'4" would do in a pinch." (Lincoln was a foot taller.)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chicago, Lake and Wacker

This is the site of the 'Wigwam', on Lake and Wacker in Chicago where Lincoln was nominated. This is the conceptual starting point for "Taking Measure Across America" and an area I walk by on my way to work and where the idea of tracing a historic path from Illinois to Washington was born. This overlooked spot in Chicago and in our awareness is a place that literally opened a doorway to Lincoln and his ideas that changed the course of our country.