Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Illinois
The marker is located in Lincoln, at the intersection of Broadway and Sangamon Street, on the southeast side of the tracks in the east corner of the grounds by the Amtrak Station.
Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions & Rotary Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society
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.
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