Abraham Lincoln Tolono Plaque | University of Illinois Archives

Title:
Abraham Lincoln Tolono Plaque
Date:
July 1932
Description:

A crowd is gathered in the Tolono Township for a dedication of a Plaque to Abraham Lincoln's final speech in Illinois. This speech was famnously given at the Tolono Train station where he stopped between connectingh trains, and these were his last moments he spent in Illinois until his funeral procession in 1865.

The text on the plaque reads:

Abraham Lincoln made his farewell address to the people of Illinois at Tolono station February 11, 1861. "I am leaving you on an errand of national importance, attended as you are aware with considerable difficulties. Let us believe as some poet has expressed it, 'Behind the cloud the sun is still shining.' I bid you an affectionate farewell."

Marker placed by Alliance Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Urbana, Champaign, and the citizens of Tolono. July 1932."

Due to the volatile nature of Nitrate Film, digital file can be found at:

https://medusa.library.illinois.edu/cfs_files/54035061

Phys. Desc:
Digital File can be found in JP_2 and TIF
ID:
2630002_NUN_8
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University of Illinois Archives
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Copyright Bernard A. Strauch.

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