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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Postville Park


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Location:
The marker is located in Lincoln on the south side of the 1300 block of 5th Street.
Latitude:
40.1467
Longitude:
-89.3835
Dedication Date:
03/01/1964
Dedication By:
Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions & Rotary Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
In 1835 Russell Post, a Baltimore adventurer, laid out the town of Postville which became the first Logan County seat. The town square is now Postville Park. Here Abraham Lincoln and his friends played townball, a predecessor of baseball, threw the maul, a heavy wooden hammer, and pitched horseshoes.
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