I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir, 1913
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Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way -
The America Lincoln Knew


Acclaimed landscape photographer Robert Shaw has teamed up with renowned Lincoln historian Dr. Michael Burlingame to produce a book entitled Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way—The America Lincoln Knew.  The 276-page hardcover book is a culmination of five years of research and hundreds of days of photography in ten states and the District of Columbia.  Shaw traveled over a hundred thousand miles in the making of the images for the book, which range from the Mississippi River to New Hampshire.  The book begins at Lincoln’s birthplace in Kentucky, moves through his younger years in Indiana, offers a comprehensive view of his twenty-nine years in Illinois, travels to The White House and the years of the Civil War, and concludes with a poignant epilogue by Michael Burlingame.

The book is a collection of captivating images and scholarly excellence which takes readers on a visual journey that is unique among books about Abraham Lincoln.  Dr. Burlingame’s writing and Shaw’s images are woven together with Lincoln’s own words to create an elegant and exciting exploration of Lincoln’s life story.

A photograph of the Sugar Grove prairie at Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove graces the cover of the book.  Shaw explained that he chose the site because the landscape provides a perfect example of the land that Lincoln traveled.  Several other photographs of Sugar Grove can be found throughout the book.

This book will make a great gift for the Abraham Lincoln admirer in your life.  Sugar Grove Nature Center will be selling copies of this book with all profits benefitting the Nature Center (Cover Price, $36, plus tax).  Books may be purchased at Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove during open hours.  We will also gladly mail books; shipping fees apply. 

Anyone purchasing a book will also receive a complementary copy of Shaw’s “Illinois - Seasons of Light,” a captivating collection of photography and writing giving tribute to the splendor of the natural world still remaining in Illinois. This is a limited time offer, while supplies last.

Call 309.874.2174 or email info@sugargrovenaturecenter.org for more information and directions to the Center.