Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Abraham Lincoln and the Talisman
Springfield citizens were enthusiastic and had raised funds to aid the project. At New Salem, Abraham Lincoln and others joined the axmen who were to clear the Sangamon of obstructions. The Talisman arrived at Beardstown March 9 and, after a 4-day delay due to ice, began the 100-mile trip up the Sangamon. When they arrived at Portland Landing, three fourths of a mile east of here, on March 24 crowds greeted them and continued the celebration in Springfield for several days. Rowan Herndon was hired as pilot and Lincoln as assistant pilot for the return trip to Beardstown. Since the Sangamon was falling rapidly, the steamboat had to be backed partway downstream and at New Salem a section of the dam was removed to float the boat across.
When the boat reached Beardstown, Lincoln received
Erected 1965 by the Division of Highways and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 51.87′ N, 89° 35.66′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 55 4 miles north of Sangamon Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is in the Rail Splitter Rest Area on northbound I-55. Marker is in this post office area: Sherman IL 62684, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Butler (approx. 3 miles away); Receiving Vault (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 4.3 miles away); Building the Lincoln Tomb (approx. 4.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's. Tomb (approx. 4.3 miles away); Temporary Tombs (approx. 4.3 miles away); Reconstruction and Renovation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Some Exterior Features (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
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