Abraham Lincoln, at the time a Whig Congressman from Illinois, came to Massachusetts in 1848 to speak in favor of General Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore for President and Vice President of the United States.
This amazing map shows Abraham Lincoln’s trip through Massachusetts from September 11 – 23, 1848. The map was created in 1948 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of then Congressman Lincoln’s visit and shows the railroads and depots via which he traveled, the halls in which he spoke, and homes and hotels in which he slept.
The map was created by Richard F. Lufkin who received assistance from members of the Lincoln Group of Boston, museum curators, librarians, railroad officials and several others. The map has been lovingly restored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available here.