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Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park

Eastern Pkwy., E. New York Ave. bet. Rochester Ave. and Portal St.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This park is one of only two New York City parks named for our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County (now Larue County), Kentucky, and was mostly self-educated. He settled in New Salem, Illinois in 1831 and worked as a storekeeper, surveyor, and postmaster while studying law. In 1834 Lincoln was elected to the state legislature and in 1836 became a lawyer. Although he served in the House of Representatives as a Whig from 1847 to 1849, he lost two bids for the Senate in 1856 and 1858. Nonetheless Lincoln made an impression on his state and his nation over the course of his seven debates with Democratic opponent Stephen A. Douglas.

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Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park Weather

  • Wed
    Sunny
    74°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    76°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    69°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    75°F

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