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1:30-3:30 each Sunday through Oct. 26th Tour the 1847 home at 102 S. Main St., Jonesboro, IL. No charge, but donations appreciated. Research may also be done on local history or genealogy. Be sure to see the Lincoln-Douglas Museum Room and items from early Union Co.  families.  For other times, call 833-8745, 697-1870, or 833-3228.  The house is also available for small group meetings, parties, reunions, etc.  Come “set a spell” in the cool air conditioning or out on the porch!

1:30-3:30 each Sunday through Oct. 26th Tour the 1847 home at 102 S. Main St., Jonesboro, IL. No charge, but donations appreciated. Research may also be done on local history or genealogy. Be sure to see the Lincoln-Douglas Museum Room and items from early Union Co. families. For other times, call 833-8745, 697-1870, or 833-3228. The house is also available for small group meetings, parties, reunions, etc. Come “set a spell” in the cool air conditioning or out on the porch!

19th c. Antique Folk Art Americana Stoneware vessel by Paul Cushman, Albany NY, with Birds and Heart. americanaweek.com

Antique Folk Art Americana Stoneware vessel by Paul Cushman, Albany NY, with Birds and Heart.

Union County, Illinois 1870 Map Anna, Jonesboro, South Pass, Western Saratoga, Dongola, Mt. Pleasant, Moscow, IL

Union County, Illinois 1870 Map Anna, Jonesboro, South Pass, Western Saratoga, Dongola, Mt. Pleasant, Moscow, IL

Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds     Union County.   This photo was taken on June 10, 2012 in Jonesboro, Illinois, US.

This photo was taken on June 2012 in Jonesboro, Illinois, US.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Statues ~ Freeport, Illinois

Competed freshman year in high school and dropped out. Competed senior year and went to state.

Slave counties in Illinois in 1824 - presented by Illinois Genealogy Trails History & Genealogy Websites

Slave counties in Illinois in 1824 - presented by Illinois Genealogy Trails History & Genealogy Websites ( I don't see Saline county here )

Historical marker commemorating one of the 1858 Abraham Lincoln/Stephen A. Douglas debates in Illinois. (Photo dated 6/3/1938)

Historical marker in Jonesboro, Illinois commemorating the Lincoln-Douglas debate in photo dated June 1938

Mourning Ribbon for Abraham Lincoln, 1865.

Lincoln "A Nation Mourns For An Honest Man" Memorial Ribbon, 1865 Collection: Cornell University Collection of Political Americana, Co.

The 1858 debates reframed America's argument about slavery and transformed Lincoln into a presidential contender

How Lincoln Bested Douglas in Their Famous Debates

The 1858 debates reframed America's argument about slavery and transformed Lincoln into a presidential contender

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