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Lincoln on the Circuit
102 E. Main St. Decatur, Illinois 62523

8th Judicial Circuit Wayside Exhibit

This wayside is located on the site of Macon County’s second courthouse where Lincoln practiced law during his tenure on the Eighth Judicial Circuit.  Prior to the formation of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Macon County was part of the First Judicial Circuit where Lincoln practiced law at Macon County’s log courthouse which is now located at the Macon County History Museum.

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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Lincoln Photograph
111 S. State Street Beardstown, Illinois 62618

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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Lincoln Photograph
1 Courthouse Square Macomb, Illinois 61455

Wayside Exhibit

Located in the Macomb Square on the very Courthouse lawn in which he spoke, the Looking For Lincoln Wayside Exhibit tells the story of then senate candidate Abraham Lincoln’s stays in Macomb. The story is one that illustrates a momentous discussion Lincoln had with Joseph Medill and James Magie at The Randolph House, and the significance it had on Lincoln‘s impending political career and his future in becoming President of the United States.

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Lincoln Recuperates
Hampshire St. & N. 9th St. Quincy, Illinois 62301

Wayside Exhibit

Speculate about stories that Lincoln visited a barbershop and the No. 9 Saloon after the debate in Quincy. Learn about Lincoln’s exhaustion after the debate and the unusual treatment that revived him.  Find out about the newspaper reporter interview that led to headlines about Lincoln and establishing “Lincoln for President” meetings.

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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Lincoln Runs for Senate
W. Main Street La Harpe, Illinois 61450

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Wayside Exhibit

Lincoln visited La Harpe during his 1858 Campaign for Senate against Steven Douglas.

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Lincoln Slept Here
800 Columbus St. Ottawa, Illinois 61350

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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Lincoln Slept Here
221 Mill Street Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Wayside Exhibit

West Side of Mill Street at Mill Street Bridge

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Lincoln Speaks at Church
225 W Livingston Street Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Wayside Exhibit

200 Block of West Livingston Street - Presbyterian Church

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Lincoln Speaks in Augusta
205 Center St. Augusta, Illinois 62311

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Wayside Exhibit

Lincoln campaigns in Augusta during his 1858 campaign for the US Senate against Steven Douglas.

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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Lincoln the Candidate
110 W. 2nd St Beardstown, Illinois 62618

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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