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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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 8/23/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Speaks at Church - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located at 209 W Livingston St, Pontiac, IL 61764 between Plum and Mill Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/15/2011

last visited: 6/13/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersRiding the Eighth - Pontiac, IL

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This marker is located on the grounds of the Livingston County Courthouse in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/15/2011

last visited: 5/9/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's First Speech, Looking for Lincoln - Decatur, IL

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Describes Lincoln's first political speech supporting a local Whig candidate given in Decatur on June, 1830 when he was a barefoot 21-year-old! Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/14/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCarbide & Carbon Building - Chicago, IL

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This marker is located on the Carbide & Carbon Building at 230 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/14/2011

last visited: 3/17/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersWar on the Horizon, Looking for Lincoln — Clinton, IL

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Commemorates the response of DeWitt County's men to Lincoln's urgent request for troops at the outbreak of the Civil War and his first meeting with George B. McClellan here. Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersYou Can't Fool the People / Lincoln at Work and Play, Looking for Lincoln — Clinton, IL

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Commemorates Lincoln's memorable speech and the agreeing to the Lincoln Douglas debates in Clinton, Illinois in 1858 as well as Lincoln's other feats of skill. Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln and The Law, Looking for Lincoln — Clinton, IL

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Commemorates the cases Lincoln tried, as well as the time Lincoln and Douglas worked as partners on a case in Clinton, Illinois. Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 8/11/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersHumorous Moments, Looking for Lincoln - Clinton, IL

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Commemorates the good times Lincoln had here while riding the judicial circuit through Clinton, IL. Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 8/11/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRound Barns / Dairy Farm Historic District marker - University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

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Deep in the heart of the University's South Farms district tower the three Round Barns. Built between 1907 and 1913, the three barns anchored the 20-acre dairy demonstration farm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/10/2011

last visited: never

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