Before President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated, many Americans had never seen him. During his presidential campaign, he made one resonating address in New York, and very few photos of him were in circulation. So along his way to Washington, D.C., just before his inaugural address, Lincoln made several public appearances to greet his new constituents. One of his stops was at the Zionsville, Indiana railroad station where he met with a small local crowd on February 11, 1861. Although the railroad line is long gone, a small Indiana park commemorates the occasion.
Zionsville, Indiana 46077