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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stephen A. Douglas Speech

 
 
Stephen A. Douglas Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
1. Stephen A. Douglas Speech Marker
Inscription.  On this site during the senatorial campaign of 1858 Stephen A. Douglas spoke to a Democratic political rally in a circus tent on September 4th. Douglas' opponent for the Senate seat, Abraham Lincoln, was on the train from Bloomington to Springfield and stopped to hear the speech.
 
Erected 1964 by The Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 40° 8.761′ N, 89° 22.063′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on Decatur Street south of 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centennial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lincoln House (approx. ¼ mile away);
Stephen A. Douglas Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
2. Stephen A. Douglas Speech Marker
Samuel C. Parks (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln's Lincoln (approx. ¼ mile away); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincoln Rallies the People (approx. ¼ mile away); This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Stephen A. Douglas Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 19, 2017
3. Stephen A. Douglas Speech Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 142 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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