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Historical Marker:

Lincoln-Douglas Debate


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Location:
The marker is located in Freeport, on the northwest corner of Galena (IL Bus 20) and West Avenue (IL 26) in a small park-like setting.
Latitude:
42.3022
Longitude:
-89.6324
Dedication Date:
01/01/1958
Dedication By:
Lincoln-Douglas Society of Freeport and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
On August 27, 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, on a platform erected near State and Douglas Streets, met in the second of their seven joint debates. Douglas' answer to Lincoln's "Freeport Question" helped win the Senatorial race, but was fatal to his Presidential prospects two years later.
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