Lincoln Speech - Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 00.161 W 071° 30.833
19T E 291807 N 4653131
Quick Description: Plaque commemorating a speech by Lincoln in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 6:10:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM50R9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 27

Long Description:

Plaque is located in the entry way to the Woonsocket City Hall. The plaque is inscribed as follows:

ABRAHAM
LINCOLN
On March 8, 1860
Spoke Here In
Harris
Institute
Hall

Following his address at Cooper Union in New York, he spoke in Providence and several New Hampshire cities.  After visiting his son Robert at Phillips Exeter Academy, he continued his tour in Connecticut before returning to Rhode Island to speak in Woonsocket.  This tour helped his party to win spring elections in New England and contributed to his election as President in November.

Location Type: Historic Marker

Property Type: Public

Date of Event: 3/8/1860

Location Notes:
The plaque is on outside of building so it accessible at all times.


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