The Lincoln Steps
Abraham Lincoln addressed one of the largest assemblies in Kansas Territory from these steps on December 6, 1859. The steps were originally at the Planters Hotel located on the north side of Shawnee, between the levee and Main (Esplanade). Five months later, Lincoln was nominated for the Presidency. The Lincoln Steps were salvaged from the Planters Hotel in the late 1950's.
Erected 1996 by the Leavenworth County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 18.388′ N, 94° 55.069′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Middle Street, on the right when traveling south on 5th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Carroll House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Burt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of David Josiah Brewer (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Post #23 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frederick H. Harvey (approx. 0.3
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Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln in Kansas. (Submitted on April 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Kansas Territory, the Election of 1860, and the Coming of the Civil War: A National Perspective. (Submitted on April 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.