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Lyman Trumbull House
1105 Henry Street Alton, IL 62002

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

Former Illinois Senator Lyman Trumbull's house is now a national landmark located in Alton, Illinois. Trumbull served as a longtime senator of Illinois and a staunch Abraham Lincoln and Republican Party supporter. Trumbull authored the 13th Amendment for the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery.

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Living Lincoln Topiary Monument
232 E Jackson Macomb, Illinois 61455

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The Living Lincoln Topiary Monument is a 15 feet high and 8 feet wide bust of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. It’s mixed media construction of durable cast stone and steel features a unique topiary aspect in which the 16th president’s beard consist of real living flowering plants and greenery, making it the only sculpture of its kind in the world!

The monument was designed as the centerpiece of Unforgettable Forgottonia‘s Looking For Lincoln Self-Guided Tour, which illustrates Abraham Lincoln‘s long and significant connection to Macomb and McDonough County.

Siting majestically on Macomb’s City Hall lawn this incredible bust of “Honest Abe” was the concept of artist and WIU professor Duke Oursler. The sculpture was created and constructed by Oursler with the assistance of artist Marc Moulton.

The Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau partnered with Oursler on the project with funding provided by The Macomb Rotary Clubs in recognition of its 2020 centennial anniversary.

The project is managed by MACVB with Macomb Centennial Morning Rotary Club’s and the Macomb Beautiful Association‘s assistance in the maintenance and upkeep of the sculptures topiary aspect.

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"My Good Friend"
1000 Monroe Dr. Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

The beautifully restored, nineteenth-century estate tells the story of Judge David Davis, whose influence on Abraham Lincoln's legal and political career was crucial to President Lincoln's success. Lincoln often visited his friend, fellow lawyer and political advisor here at his home.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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"Wide Awakes" March in Atlanta
112 SW Arch Atlanta, Illinois 61723

Wayside Exhibit

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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1858 Senate Race
NorthEast Corner of Central Park Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Wayside Exhibit

On Monday September 27th Lincoln arrived in Jacksonville by train from Springfield and was met by large delegations from Morgan, Cass, and Scott Counties. They moved from the depot to the square where Lincoln made one of his sixty-three speeches he had done across the state, contesting for the U.S. Senate. Lincoln was said to have spoken for two and a half hours.

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A "Favorite" Lies Here
2418 Boiling Springs Rd. Decatur, Illinois 62526

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

John Hanks was a favorite relation of Lincoln’s through his mother Nancy Hanks’s family.  John moved to Macon County in 1828 and it was his letters to Thomas Lincoln, Abraham’s father, that motivated Thomas to move his family to Illinois in 1830.  Abraham remained close to John and was involved in his political rise.  John died in 1889 at the age of 87 and is buried at Boiling Springs Cemetery.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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A Friend Forever
Vermilion County Museum 116 N. Gilbert St. Danville, Illinois 61832

Wayside Exhibit

This Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibit tells the story fo Lincoln's friendship with Dr. William Fithian, client, friend, and pioneer physician.  Located on the grounds of the Vermilion County Museum this exhibit rests below the balcony from which in stocking feet, Lincoln spoke to a waiting crowd.  

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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A Quincy "Copperhead"
Southwest Corner of 5th & Maine St. Quincy, Illinois 62301

Wayside Exhibit

James W. Singleton was both Lincoln’s friend and a political opponent. Learn why the two former Whigs went different directions and about Singleton’s “Copperhead” opposition to the Civil War.  Also find out how Singleton helped reelect Lincoln as President.

Looking for Exhibits Wayside Exhibits related to Quincy in the Lincoln Era are located at 18 sites. The exhibits provide details about Lincoln, events, local people, and environment that contributed to Lincoln's Quincy story. 

Guide to Lincoln's Quincy:  https://seequincy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lincoln-in-quincy_web_2016.pdf

 

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A Victorian Cemetery
1020 S 5th St. (Triangle Inside Cemetery Entrance) Quincy, Illinois 62301

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

One of the most significant Victorian cemeteries in the Midwest and listed on the National Register, Woodland Cemetery is an example of the rural cemetery movement of the 1800s.  Learn how it records community history and has a “garden cemetery” setting.  Find out more about Lincoln’s friends buried there, and discover Cornelius Volk’s memorial monument to Civil War soldiers.

Looking for Exhibits Wayside Exhibits related to Quincy in the Lincoln Era are located at 18 sites. The exhibits provide details about Lincoln, events, local people, and environment that contributed to Lincoln's Quincy story. 

Guide to Lincoln's Quincy:  https://seequincy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lincoln-in-quincy_web_2016.pdf

 

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Abe Lincoln Stranded Here
299 N Oak Street Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Wayside Exhibit

200 Block of North Oak Street - by County Market Grocery

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