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Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Supports Fremont for President

 
 
Lincoln Supports Fremont for President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. Lincoln Supports Fremont for President Marker
Inscription. On June 19, 1856, John Fremont was nominated as the first Republican candidate for President. Fremont, who had explored and pioneered the opening of the west, was a former U.S. Senator from California and an open and vocal opponent of slavery, which caused his defeat in the 1856 election. Abraham Lincoln campaigned for Fremont in Dixon, Oregon and Sterling and gave a two-hour speech on the courthouse lawn to about 1500 citizens here in Dixon on Thursday, July 17, 1856. That night, Lincoln stayed at the Nachusa house across the street from the courthouse.
 
Location. 41° 50.551′ N, 89° 28.857′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is on South Ottawa Avenue north of East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon IL 61021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berlin Wall Replica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wings of Peace and Freedom (about 300 feet away); Dixon Public Library (about 700 feet away); First Christian Church (about 800 feet away); Dixon Historic Center (approx. 0.2 miles
Lincoln Supports Fremont for President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. Lincoln Supports Fremont for President Marker
away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reagan Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reagan Way (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
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Lincoln Stood Here image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. Lincoln Stood Here
Lincoln stood here while delivering his great speech. July 17, 1856. Erected by Dixon Post #299 G.A.R. Aug 7, 1903
Lincoln Supports Fremont for President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
4. Lincoln Supports Fremont for President Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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