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The Circuit Lawyer
E. Partridge St. Metamora, Illinois 61548

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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The Civil War Governor
451 East State Street Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

Richard Yates, the first graduate of Illinois College, shared strong views with Abraham Lincoln; they both supported the Whig Party and strongly opposed Stephen A. Douglas. Yates was the Radical Republican Governor of Illinois during the Civil War. He made trips to visit and encourage troops by supporting the sick and wounded. This is why he became known as the “Soldier’s Friend.” As the war was ending, Yates became a member of the U.S. Senate.

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The Clark Neighborhood
2574 Co Rd 14 Homer, Illinois 61849

Wayside Exhibit

Now part of a county Forest Preserve, the Clark neighborhood near Homer, Illinois was well populated when Lincoln passed by.

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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The Debates and the Media
114 E. Douglas St. Freeport, Illinois 61032

Lincoln-Douglas Debate 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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The Debates in Mattoon
1705 Broadway Ave. Matton, Illinois 61938

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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The Fifth Debate
398 S. Cherry St. Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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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The Last Stop
105 S. Washington St. Taylorville, Illinois 62568

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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The Law and Lodging
120 Springfield Street De Witt, Illinois 61735

8th Judicial Circuit Wayside Exhibit

During his years traveling the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Abraham Lincoln was the overnight guest of many DeWitt County residents.  As a frontier lawyer, he spent several months per year away from home while making his legal rounds.  For travelers spending the night in various DeWitt County private homes. taverns, and hotels, the accommodations varied considerably...  

John and Ann Richter, united in marriage in 1820, were natives of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 1830, the Richters took up residence in Springfield, Illinois.  They moved to Marion in 1840, just one year following the organization of DeWitt County.  During his early years in Marion, Mr. Richter was engaged in the mercantile business and held the offices of postmaster and coroner...

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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The Lincoln Boys in 1854
1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza 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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The Lost Speech
100 US-51 BUS Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Wayside Exhibit

Lincoln's fiery speech against the Kansas-Nebraska Act launched him as the leader of the Illinois Republican Party.

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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