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Historical Marker:

Abraham Lincoln


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Location:
The marker is located on the west edge of Albion on the south side of IL Route 15. It is on the grounds of Albion Community School, facing north, and the marker is mounted vertically on a brick pillar
Latitude:
38.3768
Longitude:
-88.0681
Dedication Date:
01/01/1956
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Abraham Lincoln spoke in the oak grove of General William Pickering north of here in the presidential campaign of 1840.

He was stumping southern Illinois as a Whig elector for General William Henry Harrison in the Tippecanoe and Tyler Too campaign.

In 1861 Lincoln appointed Pickering Governor of Washington Territory.
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