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Lockport in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln

Illinois Senate Legislator, 1834-1842

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.

While serving in the State Legislature, Abraham Lincoln voted in support of the I&M Canal. Having traveled by several modes of transport, he understood the value of the proposed canal to Illinois and the entire nation. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 41° 35.444′ N, 88° 3.5′ W. Marker is in Lockport, Illinois, in Will County. Touch for map. Marker is in the ground at the east bridge approach over the I&M Canal, at the Gaylord Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West 8th Street, Lockport IL 60441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Whittling Their Time Away" (a few steps from this marker); William Schuler (a few steps from this marker); George Gaylord (within shouting distance of this marker); Gaylord Donnelly Canal Trail Mile Marker 29.1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois & Michigan Canal Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lockport City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Congregational Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
The I&M Canal in background

2. I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. I&M Canal Corridor Association. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Canal Era. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Canals and Railroads Open Illinois, part of The Lincoln Legal Papers Curriculum. (Submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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