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Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Illinois

101 N Chicago St, Lincoln, IL , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 40° 8' 52.08", -89° 21' 48.96"
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Near this site Abraham Lincoln christened the town with the juice of a watermelon when the first lots were sold on August 27, 1853. President-elect Lincoln spoke here, November 21, 1860, while traveling to Chicago and Lincoln's funeral train stopped here, May 3, 1865, before completing the trip to Springfield.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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