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Lincoln Takes a Stand

 
 
Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 31, 2017
1. Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln spoke at this court house on September 17, 1859. He stopped here between speeches in Columbus and Cincinnati at the invitation of his friend, Dayton lawyer Robert C. Schenck. They had met while both were members of Congress.

These Ohio speeches introduced Lincoln as a serious political figure outside of Illinois. This led to an invitation to speak at the Cooper Union in New York City, which made him known to the rest of the Republican Party and transformed him from a regional politician to a national leader. At the Republican Convention in May 1860, with Ohioís help Lincoln was nominated, and that Fall he won the election.

His presidency preserved the Union and ended slavery.

This statue is a gift from the Lincoln Society of Dayton – September 17, 2016
 
Erected 2016 by Lincoln Society of Dayton.
 
Location. 39° 45.598′ N, 84° 11.537′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main (Ohio Route 48) and West Third Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main. Touch for map. Marker/statue is part of the Courthouse Square complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 N Main St, Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 31, 2017
2. Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker
full view of statue
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Justitiae Dedicata" (here, next to this marker); Daytonís First Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); "Remember the Promises You Made in the Attic" (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria Theater (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josephine and Hermene Schwarz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln sculpture unveiled at Daytonís Courthouse Square (Dayton Daily News, 9/17/2016). "An 11-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a beardless Abraham Lincoln was unveiled on Saturday on Daytonís Courthouse Square in front of Montgomery Countyís historic Old Court House....The statue depicts Lincoln before he became president and commemorates his speech in Dayton on the steps of the Old Court House on Sept. 17, 1859. " (Submitted on November 2, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Politics
 
Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 31, 2017
3. Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker
marker as seen from a distance
Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 31, 2017
4. Lincoln Takes a Stand Marker
the "bust" shot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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