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    Logan County Courthouse
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    Lincoln and Logan County

    by Basaic Written Dec 27, 2012

    Lincoln has the distinction of being the only town named for Abraham Lincoln BEFORE he became president. Lincoln is the county seat of Logan County and Abraham Lincoln practiced law here. The town is located in Central Illinois a short distance from Springfield. Population is over 14,000. This substantial looking courthouse was built in 1905, replacing an older courthouses built on the same grounds.


    Logan County Courthouse
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Lincoln Hotels

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  • Hampton Inn

    1019 N Heitmann Dr, Lincoln, Illinois, 62656, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Holiday Inn Express Lincoln

    130 Olson Road, Lincoln, Illinois, 62656, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Best Western Lincoln Inn

    1750 5th Street, Lincoln, Illinois, 62656, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Super 8 Lincoln

    2809 Woodlawn Rd, Lincoln, Illinois, 62656, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Comfort Inn

    2811 Woodlawn Rd., Lincoln, Illinois, 62656, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

Lincoln Restaurants

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    The tropics: ROUTE 66 : Tip 10 - A Kitsch delight

    by sourbugger Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    "Well it doesn't look very tropical to me"

    "It's got a 30 foot high neon palm tree outside, what more do you want ?"


    "The full breakfast works it is then, and lashing of coffee. I can feel the inches just adding to my waistline as I read this menu"

    "Looks like the sort of place the local police tuck away a mountain of donuts of a morning, and then wobble out "

    "Don't look now but behind you..."

    "To change the subject it says in this here guidebook that the owner back in 1950- returned from an army posting in Hawaii or some such place and wanted to keep a hold of the atmosphere"

    "And a kitsch delight is born"

    "And I also believe they sell something here called Kickapoo joy juice"

    "Sounds like it should be bought in a sex shop"

    "Well quite, but it say here that 'The Original Dogpatch Recipe was a liquor of such stupefying potency that the hardiest citizens of Dogpatch, after the first burning sip, rose into the air, stiff as frozen codfish."

    "What's in it then ?"

    "Well according to the bottle it contains: Carbonated Water, Pure Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (A Preservative), Concentrated Grapefruit Juice, Caffeine, Gum Arabic, Sodium Citrate, Natural Flavor, EDTA (to Protect Flavor), Brominated Vegetable Oil and Yellow #5, whatever yellow 5 is"

    "Are you going to try it?"

    "Are you kidding, sounds disgusting"

    "So was what you've just shovelled down your neck"


    Favorite Dish: Breakfast

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Lincoln Warnings and Dangers

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    ROUTE 66 : Tip 11 - encounter with a cop

    by sourbugger Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    “This town seems a bit desperate for the tourist dollar”

    “I see what you mean, every other lamp post seems adorned with Lincoln bought a newspaper here, or Lincoln sat on this park bench, or Lincoln dumped in this convenience”

    “Don’t be disrespectful about Old Abe”

    “I’m not into hagiography, I can do without those particular tourist experiences of a lifetime, thank-you very much”

    “Bloody hell, pullover !”

    As I saw the flashing lights of the local Sheriffs patrol car behind him, he came to a slow stop outside the local primary school. Thankfully he remembered not to get out of the car as you would in the UK, which meant he avoided being shouted at to ‘Spread ‘em’ and ‘drop to the floor’ (or is that only in the movies ?)

    “Say boy, your a bit out of town”
    (I swear he said this as he eyed the Florida number plate of the hire heap)

    “Well about 6,000 miles actually”, replied Sourbugger putting on the most upper class English accent he could muster. Obviously taken aback by the response the cop continued..

    “Well, um er.. do you have a driving licence ?”

    “Of course old boy…I've got something from DVLA in here somewhere... there you go”, delivering a mangled piece of paper to the officer from the darkest cob-webbed corner of his wallet. Looking utter confused by now the officer took a deep breath, ready to write this one off to experience.

    “Well just don’t do it again”

    “What ?”

    “Drive by a school at more than 20 mile per hour”

    “But it’s Augus…Yes sorry officer didn’t see the sign, won’t happen again”


    Marmalade sandwich on the prowl
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