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Ottawa in LaSalle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stephen Douglas

 
 
Stephen Douglas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Whittington, May 13, 2022
1. Stephen Douglas Marker
Inscription.  In honor of Stephen A Douglas. A great American who spoke on this site October 25, 1840 and September 13, 1854. He also debated the slavery extension issue with Abraham Lincoln August 21, 1858. His last talk in Ottawa was on October 8, 1860 as a presidential candidate. Erected by the LaSalle County Historical Society 1958
 
Erected 1958 by Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1840.
 
Location. 41° 20.777′ N, 88° 50.532′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Illinois, in LaSalle County. Marker is on West Madison Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 W Madison Street, Ottawa IL 61350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Board of Supervisors (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Lasalle County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of W.R. Foster (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln the Litigator (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Jim Gray's Escape to Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); The Daily Times (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Slept Here (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Stephen Douglas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Whittington, May 13, 2022
2. Stephen Douglas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2022, by Richard Whittington of Oglesby, Illinois. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2022, by Richard Whittington of Oglesby, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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