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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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Illinois Historical MarkersRiverbank Debate - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located on the banks of the Vermilion River at North Mill Street in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Slept Here - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located on the banks of the Vermilion River at North Mill Street in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 9/4/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln traveled this way... - Lincoln, IL

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The marker continues: ...AS HE RODE THE CIRCUIT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT *** 1847-1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/8/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's Lincoln markers - Lincoln, IL

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A Looking for Lincoln marker and an adjacent Illinois State Historical Society marker explain Lincoln's connection to his namesake town Lincoln, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/8/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's Law Practice / Circuit Court Stop markers - Mt. Pulaski, IL

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On the grounds of the Courthouse State Historic Site, both sides of this sign relate the stories of Lincoln and his connections to the people of Mount Pulaski, as well as to the Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit Court County Seat, here from 1848 to 1855.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/7/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBryant Cottage State Historic Site markers - Bement, IL

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Three adjacent markers in the Looking for Lincoln series that describe Lincoln's Circuit riding days here, the Lincoln/Douglas debate meeting and Bement's participation in the Civil War, all on the compact grounds of the Historic Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/6/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMount Pulaski Court House marker - Mt. Pulaski, IL

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Marker in front of Mount Pulaski Courthouse, which was built in 1848 and served as the Logan County seat until 1855. Attorney Abraham Lincoln regularly argued cases in the second-floor courtroom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/6/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersTrail of Death Pyatt's Point markers - Monticello, IL

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A pair of signs - wooden & metal - that mark the local encampment site for the Potawatomi Indians on their forced march from Indiana in 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death cemetery marker - Monticello, IL

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Plaque on a stone in the Monticello City Cemetery, commemorating the victims of the Trail of Death buried here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln National Memorial Highway, Lincoln’s First Illinois Home markers - west Decatur area, IL

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Two markers side by side with information about the Lincoln family's coming to Illinois.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of the Lincoln Cabin & Winter of the Deep Snow markers - west Decatur area, IL

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A marker mentioning the location of the first Lincoln family log cabin to the east and a Looking for Lincoln exhibit documenting the Winter of the Deep Snow that the Lincolns faced at their homestead here in 1830.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln traveled this way... - Monticello, IL

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The marker continues: ...AS HE RODE THE CIRCUIT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT *** 1847-1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln in Monticello marker - Monticello, IL

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A Looking for Lincoln marker that describes Abe's experiences in Monticello.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln - Douglas marker - Monticello, IL

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A bronze tablet encased in a vertical stone wall surrounded by gravel and a low stone fence off the side of the road, drawing your attention to LINCOLN - DOUGLAS.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Dewitt/Piatt County Line Marker — Monticello, IL

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The "border marker" for DeWitt and Piatt Counties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit route that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersNatividad Guiterrez - Joliet, IL

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This marker is accompanied by a silhouette of Natividad Guiterrez and is located in Mayor Art Schultz Park in Joliet, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/31/2011

last visited: 6/19/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersMacon County Museum - Decatur, IL

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Marker denoting the location of the Macon County Museum, which has preserved the first county courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/31/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln traveled this way... - Decatur, IL

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The marker continues: ...AS HE RODE THE CIRCUIT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT *** 1847-1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMacon County's First Courthouse marker - Decatur, IL

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A replica of Macon County's First Courthouse, a colonial two-story building with a chimney, windows with shutters and a central front door, with inscription tablet mentioning that Lincoln practiced here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln on the Circuit - Decatur, IL

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A marker describing the nature of cases that Abe faced as a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWake Up Lincoln! - Decatur, IL

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A marker relating the story of Abe taking a nap while the local Republicans were agreeing to nominate him. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln The Railsplitter Candidate - Decatur, IL

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A marker describing the origin of the "railsplitter" moniker for Abe during his Presidential campaign. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/29/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Coming to Illinois - Decatur, IL

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A marker describing the coming to Illinois of Lincoln's family in March 1830. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 8/29/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Nomination Convention "Wigwam" markers - Decatur, IL

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A Looking for Lincoln exhibit and a plaque with relief, commemorating the location of the May 1860 endorsement of Abraham Lincoln as the candidate of the Illinois Republican Party for President.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/29/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln traveled this way... - Mt. Pulaski, IL

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The marker continues: ...AS HE RODE THE CIRCUIT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT *** 1847-1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/23/2011

last visited: never

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