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Elias Kizer collection

 Collection — Folder: S1433
Identifier: S1433
Scope and Contents This two-page, typed manuscript was written by Elias Kizer in Indiana on June 9, 1866, the year before he died. He recounted his early life in a log cabin in Indiana and the hardships he endured. He stated that the hardest times were when the children were small. He raised flax for his wife to spin and weave in order to make their clothing. They did not have much time to go to church, because he went hunting on Sunday. Elias wrote: "with all those hardships we kept in good spirits."
Dates: 1800-1866

Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite plat map

 Collection — Folder: OBD045
Identifier: OBD045
Scope and Contents This collection comprises a plat map of the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Gravesite and surrounding area from the Indiana Department of Conservation, Division of Engineering, circa 1925, which shows the Spencer County memorial to Abraham Lincoln, where the log cabin stood, cemetery, and surrounding points of interest.
Dates: circa 1925