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Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit

 
 
Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
1. Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit Marker
Inscription.

This monument is to
commemorate the visit of
Abraham Lincoln
to Council Bluffs, Aug. 19, 1859
From this point he viewed
the extensive panorama of the
Valley of the Missouri River
and in compliance with
the laws of Congress
on November 7,1863
he selected this city
as the Eastern Terminus of
the Union Pacific Railroad

"A king of men,
whose crown was love,
whose throne was gentleness."

[Erected] October 1911


 
Erected 1911 by Council Bluffs Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 41° 16.08′ N, 95° 51.17′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker is on Lafayette Avenue west of Oakland Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lincoln Park, Council Bluffs IA 51503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kanesville Mormon Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel William H. Kinsman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mormon Trail
Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit Monument Refurbishment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
2. Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit Monument Refurbishment Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Council Bluffs Free Public Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grenville M. Dodge (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln and Iowa. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Plaque to mark site of President Lincoln visit to Council Bluffs (2013 article). (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Abraham Lincoln in Council Bluffs. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
3. Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit Monument
View of Downtown Council Bluffs from Lincoln's 1859 Monument Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
4. View of Downtown Council Bluffs from Lincoln's 1859 Monument Plaza
Looking south
View of Downtown Omaha from Lincoln's 1859 Monument Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
5. View of Downtown Omaha from Lincoln's 1859 Monument Plaza
Looking west
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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