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Pittsfield in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Reuben Scanland House

Built ca. 1850's

 
 
Reuben Scanland House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
1. Reuben Scanland House Marker
Inscription. Scanland was mayor of Pittsfield and a prominent attorney and judge. He backed Lincoln in the 1858 Senate race and Lincoln stayed here during his visit in October 1858. One of the stories associated with this home is of Mrs. Scanland's turkey dinner. Mrs. Scanland prepared an elaborate dinner for Lincoln and her husband's political friends, but they did not return home from a local drugstore where Lincoln was telling stories for a crowd of men. The dinner was cold when they finally got there, and Mrs. Scanland called Lincoln "the laziest man there ever was. Good for nothing except to tell stories." The bed he slept in at this house is in the Pike County Historical Society Museum at East School, 400 East Jefferson Street.
 
Erected by Lincoln's Pike County.
 
Location. 39° 36.411′ N, 90° 48.643′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on West Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 West Washington Street, Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln's Pike County (approx. mile away); Pike County's Lincoln (approx.
Reuben Scanland House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
2. Reuben Scanland House Marker
mile away); Commemorating (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mormontown Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); Earl C Smith (approx. 7.3 miles away); Atlas (approx. 10.7 miles away); Oldest Building in Pike County (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Reuben Scanland House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
3. Reuben Scanland House
 
 
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