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Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Lincoln Steps

 
 
The Lincoln Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 19, 2015
1. The Lincoln Steps Marker
Inscription.

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. Touch 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

The Lincoln Steps and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 19, 2015
2. The Lincoln Steps and Marker
The Carroll House is in the background
miles away); The Knapp House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Frederick Henry Harvey (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Harvey House" Leavenworth Court House Annex I (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln in Kansas. (Submitted on April 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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