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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

What Did Abraham Lincoln Eat?

 
 
What Did Abraham Lincoln Eat? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
1. What Did Abraham Lincoln Eat? Marker
Inscription. Today many people refer to gardening as a hobby, but in the mid-19th Century many families depended on a kitchen garden to enrich their diets with seasonal foods such as fruits, vegetables and herbs. This recreated 19th Century kitchen garden features a variety of plants that were available when Abraham Lincoln lived in this neighborhood. As you look upon the garden see how many plant varieties you can recognize.

"Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure."
Abraham Lincoln
September 1859
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.855′ N, 89° 38.735′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on 8th Street just north of Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daily Life in 1860 (here, next to this marker); Harriett Dean House (within shouting distance of this marker); Henson Lyon House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Beedle House (within

Kitchen Garden behind Harriet Dean House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
2. Kitchen Garden behind Harriet Dean House
shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Home Becomes a Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Corneau House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Arnold House (within shouting distance of this marker); Julia Sprigg House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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