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Lincoln on the Frontier
"I am young and unknown to many of you. I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life." When Abraham Lincoln wrote these words in March of 1832 during his first campaign for the Illinois Legislature, hardly anyone in the nation was familiar with the name Abraham Lincoln. As a young man growing up on the western frontier he enjoyed neither wealth nor prestige and consequently struggled while searching for his calling in life. These artifacts reflect Lincoln's early upbringing and the difficulties he faced in finding a career on the frontier.
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