Lincoln's Honored Friend

Lincoln’s speech in Quincy was in support of Archibald Williams’ political campaign.  Learn about his thirty-year friendship with Lincoln and what “those two ugly men” had in common. Also, find out about Lincoln’s later Presidential appointment of Williams to be the first U.S. District judge in Kansas.

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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Address: West of Southwest Corner of 6th & Maine Quincy, Illinois 62301