Ottawa in La Salle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Erected 2007 by LaSalle County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 41° 20.967′ N, 88° 50.482′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Illinois, in La Salle County. Marker is on Columbus Street (Illinois Route 71) just south of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Washington Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Lafayette St, Ottawa IL 61350, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln and Douglas Debate (a few steps from this marker); Washington Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Lincoln-Douglas Debate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln the Litigator (approx. 0.2 miles away); William D. Boyce (approx. 1.4 miles away).
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2013. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2013. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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