Frontier Illinois

On the site of Quincy’s first dwelling, learn how Lincoln and John Wood shared similar experiences as they settled in frontier Illinois and how this shaped their shared political views.  Learn about Wood’s first home in Quincy, a one-room “log cabin of the most primitive sort.” Find out how Wood’s efforts in 1824 helped prevent the legalizing of slavery in Illinois. 

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. 

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Visitor Information

Address: Southeast Corner of Front & Payson Quincy, Illinois 62703