Land of Lincoln

Illinois State Slogan

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Illinois quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Illinois features young Abe Lincoln, an outline of Illinois, the state slogan: "Land of Lincoln," a farm scene, the Chicago skyline, 21 stars, and two captions: "21st State" (Illinois became the 21st state in 1818), and "Century" (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Land of Lincoln

Illinois designated "Land of Lincoln" as the official state slogan in 1955. Regarded as a great symbol of democracy, Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States and is honored for his noble vision, statesmanship, humanity, and political skill.

At 21 years of age in 1830, Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois from Indiana and lived there until he became President in 1861. Lincoln represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives for one term (1847-1849) and was a member of the Illinois Legislature for four terms (1834 to 1841).

Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois is a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service. The Lincoln Tomb in Springfield is a state historic site.

 

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