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Statue in Mr. Lincoln’s Square Park image, Touch for more information
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
Statue in Mr. Lincoln’s Square Park
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — “You can fool all the people part of the time . . .”Lincoln Speech, July 27, 1858
“You can fool all the people part of the time and part of the people all the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time.” Spoken in an address in Clinton July 27, 1858 by           Abraham Lincoln “I . . . — Map (db m11030) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictClinton, Illinois — County-Seat Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m10959) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — DeWitt County War MemorialDeWitt, Illinois
In Memoriam Dedicated to the men and women of DeWitt County who served in the Cause of Freedom. — Map (db m10961) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Friends To The End — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section During the twenty years Abraham Lincoln attended the DeWitt County Court on the Eighth Judicial Circuit, he and Clifton H. Moore, Clinton’s first resident attorney, developed a deep friendship as well as a mutual law . . . — Map (db m24298) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Humorous Moments — Looking for Lincoln
Barnett Tavern, owned and operated by Alvin and Rebecca Barnett, stood at 200 South Center Street. The two-story home was a stopping-place for weary travelers, circuit lawyers, and judges journeying across the Illinois prairie. When in Clinton, . . . — Map (db m24236) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Lincoln and The Law — Looking for Lincoln
During his twenty years on the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Abraham Lincoln tried numerous cases in the DeWitt County courthouses, including a slander case involving William Dungey. Dungey, “a dark skinned man of Portuguese descent,” . . . — Map (db m24237) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Lincoln at Work and PlayYou Can't Fool the People — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section DeWitt County was part of the Eighth Judicial Circuit from its beginning, and so was Abraham Lincoln, who attended the first session of DeWitt Circuit Court in Clinton on October 24, 1839. Court sessions were held each . . . — Map (db m24321) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Lincoln's Friends and Foes — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section This satirical February 1863 editorial illustration, titled “The Copperhead Party, “ depicts three Copperheads advancing on Columbia. Copperheads were Southern sympathizers who saw themselves as “Peace . . . — Map (db m24235) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Lincoln's Hat — Looking for Lincoln
A proper Presbyterian Church was under construction in the summer of 1859. A floor was laid, walls, roof, and belfry nearly completed, when “a halt due to lack of funds” occurred. In October 1859, money was urgently needed to . . . — Map (db m24247) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — On The Campaign Trail — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section Clifton H. Moore, DeWitt County’s first resident attorney, built this stately brick home in 1857-58 on an eighty-acre tract of land purchased from Judge David Davis. The original house suffered damage from a windstorm and now lacks . . . — Map (db m24301) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — War on the Horizon — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section When Lincoln called for troops to defend the Union, the men and boys of DeWitt County heeded his urgent request. Some who volunteered were from families who had know and befriended Lincoln during his days as a prairie lawyer . . . — Map (db m24253) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Warner's Memories / Lawyers and Book Lovers — Looking for Lincoln
Warner's Memories Top Section Lincoln traveled the Eighth Judicial Circuit six months a year, becoming close friends with his fellow lawyers, with whom he shared, not only courtroom, but also meals, an easy camaraderie, and often a . . . — Map (db m24325) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), DeWitt — The Law and Lodging / Whiskey Mayhem — Looking for Lincoln
The Law and Lodging Top Section During his years traveling the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Abraham Lincoln was the overnight guest of many DeWitt County residents. As a frontier lawyer, he spent several months per year . . . — Map (db m24371) HM
Illinois (Dewitt County), Kenney — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictLogan / DeWitt Counties — County Line Marker
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m12193) HM

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