National Geographic : 1956 May
New Salem-where the spirit of Lincoln still lives Lincoln drifted into New Salem in 1831, a gangling, and a magnificent memorial in Washington. And on a raw-boned youth, uncertain as to a career. Here he South Dakota mountainside you can see his face carved served as postmaster and surveyor . . courted Ann 70 feet high, and a fine sight it is. But New Salem, Rutledge . . . soldiered . .. entered politics. And here, with its rough simplicity and quiet dignity, is most like in this rude frontier village, the seeds of greatness first the man himself. sprouted. When he left six years later, he was on his When you go there you'll know why people say that way to keep a date with destiny, his body is down at Springfield - but his spirit is at Today's youth, visiting this hamlet above the Sanga- New Salem. mon River, can see the village just as young Lincoln FREE Tour Service saw it. The cooperage where he studied law... the If you would like to visit New Salem, or drive any store where he clerked - over 30 buildings in all have where in the U.S .A ., let us help plan your trip. Write: been faithfully reconstructed and authentically fur- Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth nished with heirlooms of the Lincoln period. Avenue, New York 20, N. Y. - also ask for our colorful They gave Lincoln a fine tomb down at Springfield National Parks Map. SINCLAIR SALUTES THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U.S.A. Through this great organization, more than half a million women volunteer their serv ices to instill in our nation's youth, the ideals of freedom and justice fostered by Lincoln and other great Americans. By promoting conserva tion, outdoor living and community service, Scouting is helping over two million girls to become more useful citizens in a free world.