round the world, local cities and communities work hard to promote themselves in order to attract tourists. It’s like, Nashville has country music, Dallas has all things cowboys, Los Angeles has showbiz, Chicago has taxes, and well here in Springfield, IL we have Lincoln.
Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincoln. Everywhere, everything has some mention or connection to Lincoln. People who are from here get pretty immune to all the Lincoln references. So much so, that you don’t even notice them much anymore. The area has a campaign called “Looking for Lincoln” to get all the tourists to the various Lincoln sites.
Simply put, if you’ve been here 5 minutes and you HAVEN’T found him yet, there is a problem.
That is, until, we take it too far. For example, a locally owned coffee place hoisted this sign the other day…
It says, “Finger Lincoln Good!”
Yeah, an attempt at a double entendre that went horribly wrong! You’ve gone too far. Please back up, and try again.