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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Lincoln (Illinois)

LINCOLN, a city and county-seat of Logan co., Ill.; on the Illinois Central, the Chicago and Alton, and the Peoria, Decatur and Evansville railroads; 28 miles N. E. of Springfield. It is in an agricultural, mining, and stock-raising region; and has four coal mines, grain elevators, planing mills, roller mills, and casket factories. It is the seat of Lincoln University (Cumb. Presb.), the State Asylum for the Feeble Minded, and Odd Fellows' Home for Children; and has a high school, electric and street railroad plants, waterworks, National banks, daily and weekly papers. Pop. (1910) 10,892; (1920) 11,882.