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This wayside exhibit portrays what travelling would have been like during the time Lincoln was in Beardstown. With dirt roads, steamboat paths from local towns, and horseback rides across local counties, Lincoln's travels in this area would have been far from comfortable. The exhibit also speaks about what the conditions of hotels Lincoln would have stayed at would have been like.

Abraham Lincoln, working as a lawyer in central Illinois, would have travelled and often slept in a rather uncomfortable environment. Often he would travel on horseback around the local area or stay in hotels that were a far cry from comfortable. With that being said, these conditions were drastically better than the inns that had been known before, in these new hotels clients at least enjoyed a room and bed to themselves with some moderate level of comfort. According to the exhibit Lincoln would traditionally meet with the locals as he was staying in these hotels and share stories as he whittled in the verandah.