While the convention was in session, the nativist Know-Nothings and the supporters of the Kansas settlers held their own meetings in town. The anti-immigrant nativists gathered as the Temple of Honor, a fraternal lodge. They spoke on temperance, a trait not common to the thousands of Germans and Irish who were settling in Illinois. Mayor Franklin Price of Bloomington, who presided undoubtedly wore his Temple of Honor regalia, as seen on the right. Gov. Reeder, at the left, had finished his term as governor of guerrilla war-torn "Bloody Kansas." He escaped Kansas disguised as a woodchopper, recreated in this period photo. In Bloomington, he described the horrors of Kansas, including the sacking of Lawrence.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 331090 N 4482793|
|Decimal Degrees||40.47866667, -88.99271667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 28.72', W 88° 59.563'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 28' 43.20" N, 88° 59' 33.78" W|
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