New Salem was founded in 1828, when James Rutledge and John Camron built a gristmill on the Sangamon River.They surveyed and sold village lots for commercial business and homes on the ridge stretching to the west above the mill.
Lincoln left New Salem for Springfield in 1837, and the village was generally abandoned by about 1840, as other towns developed.
President made his living in this frontier village as a boatman, soldier in the Black Hawk War, general store owner, postmaster, surveyor, and rail splitter, and was first elected to the Illinois General Assembly.
In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built a historic recreation of New Salem based on its original foundations, establishing a state park commemorating Lincoln and Illinois' frontier history.
I would like to request INFO from anyone involved with the training of VNAF aircrew and ground crew during the transition of 1971-72 and later.
I was assigned to CRB from Aug'71 to March ’72 when we closed down CRB and were reassigned to 2 Division of the VNAF at Phu Cat to train Vietnamese Air Force on the C-7A Caribou.