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Historical Marker:

Deskins Tavern


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Location:
The marker is located in Lincoln, at the intersection of 5th and Madison Streets, across from Postville Court House State Site.
Latitude:
40.1468
Longitude:
-89.3805
Dedication Date:
03/01/1965
Dedication By:
Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
On this site Dr. John Deskins erected a tavern in 1836. Abraham Lincoln, David Davis, and other lawyers frequently stayed overnight here while the Eighth Judicial Court was in session at the Postville Court House. The judge, lawyers, litigants, witnesses, jurors and prisoners often shared the same dining table.
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