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Metamora in Woodford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Speeches by Douglas and Lincoln

 
 
Site of Speeches by Douglas and Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
1. Site of Speeches by Douglas and Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  Site of Speeches by Douglas and Lincoln.
Sept. 30 / Oct. 4
1858
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 40° 47.072′ N, 89° 21.979′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Illinois, in Woodford County. Marker can be reached from South Frances Street south of West Bertram Street. Located in "Lincoln Douglas Park" in the South/West end of Metamora. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metamora IL 61548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stevenson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Pimiteoui (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. To reach the park, take South Hanover Street South, then South Frances Street. Park will be on Left (East) side of the street. Good Parking and excellent place for a picnic.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln-Douglas Park. Metamora Park District website (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The First Lincoln-Douglas Marker. Historic Metamora website. (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Right View of Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
2. Right View of Boulder
The boulder is about thigh high and large enough for a heated political speech.
 

3. "The day his actions spoke louder than his words – Lincoln and the Melissa Goings Case". The Log Cabin Sage entry. During the October 4 campaign stop, Lincoln attended to some unfinished business involving a murder case. (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
Metamora was not one of the sites selected for the Lincoln-Douglas debates, but rather the site of individual campaign stops in their quest for the U.S. Senate - Douglas on September 30, and Lincoln on October 4.
    — Submitted November 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
View from the Back of  Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. View from the Back of Boulder
Early Morning image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
4. Early Morning
Park Sign - Parking Lot - Boulder in Distance image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
5. Park Sign - Parking Lot - Boulder in Distance
From Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
6. From Parking Lot
Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
7. Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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