Hill-McNamar Store, New Salem State Park

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Stock #: 215118
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: New Salem
State: Illinois (IL)
Publisher: Ira E. Owen
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Samuel Hill erected New Salem's first store in 1829. He conducted the enterprise with John McNamar (who at that time assumed the name McNeil) until 1832 but from that time on he operated the store alone. In 1839 he moved to Petersburg. Hill was appointed Post Master on Christmas Day, 1829; consequently this became New Salem's first post office. Later, Abraham Lincoln served the latter portion of his postmastership here, while clerking for Hill

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