Meet and visit with Guy Fraker, the author of Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
. Purchase a copy of this recently published book and have it personally signed by the author.
About the Book
For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois, and his legal career is explored in Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
. Guy C. Fraker directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on a journey covering more than four hundred miles. As his stature as a lawyer grew, east central Illinois grew in population and influence, and the Circuit provided Lincoln with clients, friends, and associates who became part of the network that ultimately elevated him to the presidency.
This guidebook to the Circuit features Illinois courthouses, Looking for Lincoln Wayside Exhibits
, and other Lincoln points of interest. Fraker guides travelers down the long stretches of quiet country roads that gave Lincoln time to read and think to the locations where Lincoln’s broad range of cases expanded his sense of the economic and social forces changing America.
About the Author
Guy C. Fraker, a retired attorney from Bloomington, Illinois, is the author of Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: the Eighth Judicial Circuit
. His articles have been published in the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
, Illinois Heritage
, the Bloomington Pantagraph
, and the Champaign News Gazette
. He was a consultant for the WILL-TV documentary Lincoln, Prelude to the Presidency
, and he co-curated Prologue to the Presidency: Abraham Lincoln on the Eighth Judicial Circuit
, an exhibit on permanent display at the David Davis Mansion.
C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum
219 E. Woodlawn
Clinton, Illinois 61727 (Map