"Lincoln Draws the Line", Peoria, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960
N 40° 41.564 W 089° 35.415
16T E 281136 N 4507875
Quick Description: A statue of A. Lincoln commemorating his speech in Peoria, IL, in 1854.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2006 10:44:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMZR7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 93

Long Description:
This is a statue commemorating Lincoln's speech here at the Peoria County Courthouse on October 16, 1854. In the midst of the struggle against slavery and its extension, here he drew the line against the extension of slavery. Lincoln reaffirmed "the ancient faith and creed of freedom and justice" upon which this nation was founded.

The statue is located near the main entrance of the Peoria county Courthouse in Peoria, IL. Parking is on street in metered spaces or parking garages.
Location Type: Building

Property Type: Public

Date of Event: October 16, 1854

Location Notes:
The statue is located outside near the entrance to the courthouse and is accessible at all hours.

URL for Additional Information: Not listed

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