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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20UD_mchenry-county-civil-war-monument-a-war-memorial_Woodstock-IL.html
Erected to the Soldiers 1861-1865
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM202R_the-william-maxwell-boyhood-home_Lincoln-IL.html
William Maxwell (1908-2000), author and editor, lived in this home from 1910-1920. He often returned to this home and Lincoln in his novels and short stories. His Midwestern childhood, particularly his mother's death in the Spanish influenza epide…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM202Q_postville-park_Lincoln-IL.html
In 1835 Russell Post, a Baltimore adventurer, laid out the town of Postville which became the first Logan County seat. The town square is now Postville Park. Here Abraham Lincoln and his friends played townball a predecessor of baseball, threw the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2027_the-niebuhr-family-of-theologians_Lincoln-IL.html
The Niebuhr family, called "The Trapp Family of Theology" by Time magazine, produced four distinguished professors of Christian studies. In 1902, the Rev. Gustav and Lydia Niebuhr came to Lincoln, where he became pastor of St. John's Eva…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2026_the-first-poem-by-langston-hughes_Lincoln-IL.html
This internationally known African-American author (1902-1967) acknowledges in his autobiography The Big Sea that he wrote his first poem while attending Central School here in Lincoln. Ethel Welch, his eighth grade teacher, asked him to write the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM201W_lincoln-college_Lincoln-IL.html
On Abraham Lincoln's last birthday, February 12, 1865, ground was broken for Lincoln University, now Lincoln College. The town proprietors, Robert B. Latham, John D. Gillett and Virgil Hickox, donated the tract of land for the original campus, and…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM201V_lincoln-public-library_Lincoln-IL.html
The Lincoln Public Library is a fine example of public neo-classical construction. This W.A. Otis structure was completed in 1903. A stained glass dome and oak woodwork highlight the interior. Major benefactors were Steven Foley who guided its con…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM201U_logan-county-circuit-court_Lincoln-IL.html
On this site stood two former Logan County Courthouses in which Abraham Lincoln practiced law from 1856 to until elected President. During the March term, 1859, Lincoln substituted for David Davis as the presiding judge of the Logan County Circuit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM201T_stephen-a-douglas-speech_Lincoln-IL.html
On this site during the senatorial campaign of 1858 Stephen A. Douglas spoke to a Democratic political rally in a circus tent on September 4th. Douglas' opponent for the Senate seat, Abraham Lincoln, was on the train from Bloomington to Springfiel…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-1ee94_the-durham-perry-farmstead-home_Bourbonnais-IL.html
Thomas Durham, a Quaker, was born on October 1, 1784, in Brunswick, Virginia, to "a large and influential family" of English origin. They had settled in Virginia in the later part of the 17th or early part of the 18th century. Durham…
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