Lincoln - Douglas Debate
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
N 39° 29.796 W 088° 11.218
16S E 397939 N 4372559
Quick Description: Located at the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum at the Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, IL
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2006 8:40:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMPKQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 34

Long Description:
The text of the sign reads:

LINCOLN - DOUGLAS DEBATE

ON SEPTEMBER 18, 1858, THE FOURTH OF THE FAMOUS JOINT DEBATES BETWEEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS WAS HELD APPROXIMATELY ONE-QUARTER MILE SOUTH OF HERE. TWELVE THOUSAND PEOPLE HEARD THE TWO CANDIDATES FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATORSHIP DISCUSS THE QUESTION OF SLAVERY IN AMERICAN POLITICS.

ERECTED BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS 1935

This historic marker originally stood on the north side of the Coles County Fairgrounds. To find the actual site of the Charleston Debate:
From this sign, walk 200 steps towards the west

County: Coles

Historical Society: Coles County Historical Society and Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 03/01/1935

Location: Lincoln - Douglas Debate Museum, Coles County Fairgrounds

Website: [Web Link]

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