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Historical Marker:

Lincoln in Sterling


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Location:
The marker is located in Sterling, at 607 East Third Street, on the south side of the street.
Latitude:
41.7901
Longitude:
-89.6869
Dedication Date:
01/01/1967
Dedication By:
Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
On July 18, 1856, Abraham Lincoln spent the night in this house as the guest of William Manaham. Lincoln had been invited by Robert Lange Wilson to address a John C. Fremont rally in Sterling. Wilson was a member of the famous Long Nine of the Illinois legislature during the 1830's.
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