View south from the Capitol cupola
This is one of four panoramic landscapes painted from a perspective atop the Old State Capitol sometime between late 1848 and early 1854, showing buildings along the south side of the public square. Beyond stretches the prairie. From here townspeople sometimes watched spectacular prairie fires, as on on evening in 1840 when a observer reported that "the prairie south of the city was lit up with fire. The scene was beautiful. The night sky was dark, and as we viewed the fire from the State house, we were filled with delightful emotions."
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 273200 N 4408978|
|Decimal Degrees||39.80055000, -89.64911667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 48.033', W 89° 38.947'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 48' 1.98" N, 89° 38' 56.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-99 E Adams St, Springfield IL 62701, US|
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