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Where Lincoln Walked - Jonesboro, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 37° 27.108 W 089° 16.085
16S E 299380 N 4147409
Quick Description: Another in the Looking for Lincoln series, detailing Lincoln's visit to the town for his third debate with Douglas.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2013 6:11:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMJB43
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:
Jonesboro is a small southern Illinois town, heavily Democratic in the 1850s. Douglas arrived by carriage, while Lincoln walked, looking in deep meditation. During the Civil War, the town had mixed loyalties, with strong southern sympathies yet many serving in the Union Army. The local paper was closed by the militia for anti-war editorials.

The marker stands along the edge of the square where the county courthouse once stood.
County: Union

Historical Society: Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Sesquicentennial Committee

Dedication Date: 2009

Location: edge of the town square

Website: Not listed

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