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Newton Bateman House
907 West State Street Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

Newton Bateman, a well-known educator in Illinois in the 1800s and friend of Abraham Lincoln, lived in this Gothic Revival-style house in the 1850s. He was principal of what is believed to be the first free public high school in Illinois -– West Jacksonville District School – in the 1850s. Bateman, while serving as state superintendent of schools, had an office next to President-elect Lincoln in the Illinois Capitol in Springfield, and the two men became friends in the months prior to Lincoln’s departure for Washington, D.C.

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On the Bloomington Road
2574 Co Rd 14 Homer, Illinois 61849

Wayside Exhibit

Located near the road Lincoln traveled between Urbana and Danville, this sign details the difficulty of travel in Lincoln’s day.

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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On the Campaign Trail
10496 Trust Road Clinton, Illinois 61727

Wayside Exhibit

Clifton H. Moore, DeWitt County's first resident attorney, built this stately brick home in 1857 - 58 on an eighty-acre tract of land purchased from Judge David Davis.  The original house suffered damage from a windstorm and now lacks the west wing as pictured.  In 1880, Moore purchased and moved into another large Clinton home known as "The Homestead."

Clinton's newspaper, The Central Transcript, strongly supported the Republican Party and Lincoln's participation in his campaign for President, including his four speeches delivered in Clinton, 1856-59.  The paper publicized and urged attendance to Clinton's Lincoln Club and parades of the Wide Awakes organized prior to the 1860 election.  Phrases such as "old familiar face is again amongst us" and "he never fails to receive a hearty welcome," even "Old Abe" reveal a friendship between the editor and Lincoln...  

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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Pike County Courthouse
100 East Washington Street Pittsfield, Illinois 62363

Historic Site Wayside Exhibit

The Pike County Courthouse is located in the central square. Take a walk around the courthouse grounds taking the time to look at the various memorials. Take note of the beautiful WWII memorial located on the south side of the courthouse lawn. Visit the Wayside Exhibit located on the southwest corner. If you need to rest feel free to have a seat on one of the benches located on the grounds.

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Pike County's Lincoln
N. Madison St & Washington Street Pittsfield, Illinois 62363

Wayside Exhibit

A Looking for Lincoln Wayside

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Political Allies
425 S. 12th St. Quincy, Illinois 62301

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

Standing in front of the Governor John Wood Mansion, Wood’s third home in Quincy, learn how Lincoln and Wood supported each other politically.  Find out more about the notable political and military career of Quincy’s founder.  Also learn about Wood’s fourth home, an octagonal stone mansion and one of Illinois’ finest homes.

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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Political Campaigning in 1858
Washington Park, N. 5th Street Quincy, Illinois 62301

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Wayside Exhibit

At the site of the Sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate learn about Lincoln’s arrival in Quincy, where he stayed, and his departure on a steamboat. Find out how Lincoln and Douglas campaigned before thousands of enthusiastic supporters, and learn about the historic second Adams County courthouse that was located across the street from the debate site.

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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Political Rallies and Parades
215 S. 6th St. Springfield, Illinois 62701

Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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Politics and Lincoln
West First and Oak Street Dallas City, Illinois 62330

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Wayside Exhibit

During his Senate Campaign in 1858 against Stephen Douglas  Abraham Lincoln visited Dallas City.

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Pontiac's Guiding Spirit
200-248 N Vermillion Street Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Wayside Exhibit

Located at Fell Park - 200 Block North Vermillion Street - Across from the Depot

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