Stephen A. Douglas Speech
Image Courtesy of Elaine Shemoney Evans
The marker is located in Lincoln on the west side of Decatur Street, between Logan and Sangamon Streets. It is one block northwest of the railroad tracks, across the street from Holy Family Catholic Church.
Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society
On this site during the senatorial campaign of 1858 Stephen A. Douglas spoke to a Democratic political rally in a circus tent on September 4th. Douglas' opponent for the Senate seat, Abraham Lincoln, was on the train from Bloomington to Springfield and stopped to hear the speech.
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