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Where did Abraham Lincoln go to school?


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Abraham Lincoln briefly attended a few local schools, for very short periods while he was growing up in rural Indiana. These schools would be open for a little a short time when an itinerant teacher would pass through the area. Lincoln estimated that all put together he had about one year of formal schooling. He did not attend any trade school, college, or university, and was self taught, in his formal education. His stepmother taught him to read and write.