Abraham Lincoln

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In early 1860, Abraham Lincoln came to Rhode Island gathering support for his presidential campaign. He stopped in Providence and Woonsocket. and there's a rumor that he also visited Burrillville's Western Hotel, a popular stagecoach stop on the Douglas Turnpike. For the final installment in our series One Square Mile: Burrillville, Rhode Island Public Radio's Chuck Hinman takes us to the Western Hotel, in the village of Nasonville, in the town's southeast corner. It turns out, this hotel has some interesting history, both real and imagined.  

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The Providence Public Library has opened a new exhibit on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.  The exhibit is a traveling one that has been making its way around the country for the past couple of years.

The traveling Lincoln exhibit is a series of panels that encircle the reference room at the Providence Public Library.  Library spokeswoman Tonia Mason said the focus is on the constitutional challenges Lincoln faced as he took office in 1860.