Books & Crooks
New Holland, IL
GPS - 40°1102.5 N 089°3458.3
This unique attraction in New Holland
was originally a jail house,
but was later turned into a library. The
cells are still there though,
so sit down and take a book in with you.
Vin Fiz Landing
North of Middletown
GPS - 40°0626.6 N 089°3533.6
The historic fl ight of the Vin Fiz was
the fi rst air crossing of the
United States. The small airplane landed
in Middletown on October
9, 1911. Sign located at the Dunlap House.
GPS - 40°0309.9 N 089°1105.1
A monument stands in the village park
of Chestnut, designating
the community as the Geographical Center
Bethel One Room Schoolhouse
3 Miles from US Rt. 136 between
Emden & Atlanta on County Road 20
GPS - 40°1738.1 N 089°2339.1
An icon of days past, this one-room schoolhouse
restored by the Emden Historical Society.
Open by appointment.
Bi-Plane / Train Race Marker
Mt. Pulaski, IL
GPS - 40°0025.3 N 089°1712.1
This marker describes the famous
race between a Wright Brothers
airplane and a train. The plane
landed in Mt. Pulaski and set
two world records.
GPS - 40°0819.5 N 089°2348.6
The history of Logan County goes back
to the period of the
glaciers and the time of the Native Americans.
The Kickapoo tribe
located a village here.
Langston Hughes Poem Marker
Corner of Union & Eighth Street
GPS - 40°0901.6 N 089°2208.3
This renowned poet wrote his fi rst poem
at Central School.
William Maxwell Boyhood Home
184 9th Street Lincoln, IL
GPS - 40°0910.6 N 089°2226.8
Birthplace and boyhood home of this famous
The Neibuhr Family of Theologians,
St. Johns United Church of Christ
Maple & 7th Street Lincoln, IL
GPS - 40°0896.6 N 089°2215.9
The Niebuhr family, called the Trapp
family of theology by Time
Magazine, produced four distinguished
professors of Christian
studies. This marker describes the Neibuhr
to religious education and the community.
Lincoln College University Hall
300 Keokuk Street Lincoln, IL
GPS - 40°0939.0 N 089°2169.4
Lincoln College was founded and named
for President Lincoln
on his last living birthday with his full
knowledge and consent.
University Hall is now a National Historic
Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College
Abraham Lincoln artifacts, 9/11 Exhibit,
Heritage in Flight Museum
1351 Airport Road Lincoln, IL
GPS - 40°0933.1 N 089°2014.2
Aviation & Military items dating back
Logan County Genealogical & Historical
Societys Abraham Lincoln Room
Abraham Lincoln artifacts.
Odd Fellows Museum (I.O.O.F.)
845 Wyatt Avenue Lincoln, IL
GPS - 40°0821.8 N 089°2136.9
Local & International Odd Fellows
artifacts, including those from the
Odd Fellows Childrens Home in Lincoln.
Knapp-Chestnut-Becker Library & Museum
101 S. Clinton Middletown, IL
GPS - 40°0602.0 N 089°3549.8
Middletown & Abraham Lincoln artifacts.
Palms Grill & Atlanta Museum
110 SW Arch Street Atlanta, IL
GPS - 40°1537.6 N 089°1353.9
(217) 648-5077 www.atlantaillinois.org
The Palms Grill café was a restaurant
in Atlanta during the
height of Route 66. The building has been
revitalized and is now open
once more as a restaurant and museum.
J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator & Museum
301 SW 2nd Street Atlanta, IL
GPS - 40°1538.7 N 089°1400.8
(217) 648-5077 or (217) 648-2056
The J. H. Hawes Elevator was in operation
from 1903 until
1976. This is the only fully restored,
wooden grain elevator
in Illinois listed on the National Register
of Historic Places.
Emden Community Museum
301 Lincoln Street Emden, IL
GPS - 40°1755.1 N 089°2905.6
Local historical and Lincoln era artifacts.
Mount Pulaski Township Historical Museum
Local historical artifacts, Abraham Lincoln
Whistle Stop Library and Historic Train
The library serves both children and adults
in the community. Project
head, LaDonna Gass was the 2009 recipient
of a Studs Terkel
Humanities Service award for her work
and dedication with this
great library and her lasting contribution
to cultural life in Emden.