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Abraham Lincoln PortraitCity Connection to Lincoln
Pontiac’s historic connections to Abraham Lincoln date back to Lincoln’s early days as a young lawyer traveling the 8th Judicial District (see map below). Lincoln visited Pontiac many times, represented a number of local citizens in legal actions, and made connections here that helped him to rise to prominence in state and national politics.

We are proud of our Lincoln heritage and invite visitors to learn more about the humble prairie lawyer who rose to become one of our nation’s most important and admired Presidents.

Looking for Lincoln Story Exhibits
The exhibits include: 

   First Known Lincoln Photograph  Last Photo of Lincoln
               First Known Photograph                     Last Photograph Taken
                    of Lincoln - 1846                        of Lincoln - April 10, 1865
                     8th Judicial Circuit Map