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Abe’s River Race 2016

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Please join the Lincoln Heritage Water Trail Association on May 28th for this year’s Abe’s River Race, located on the Sangamon River near Petersburg. This 12.5 race / recreational paddle takes place each Memorial Day to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s involvement with the Sangamon River. Lincoln first navigated the swollen Sangamon by dugout canoe in the spring of 1831, just after the “Illinois Winter of the Deep Snow.” This trip led Lincoln to New Salem, near Petersburg, a spot that Lincoln would eventually call home for a number of years.

Please see www.lincolnheritagewatertrail.org for more details about race registration.

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