Wanda Lee Rohlfs of Main Street Lincoln looks on as Ron Keller, Lincoln Heritage Museum director at Lincoln College (left), and Paul Beaver, Lincoln College history professor emeritus, unveil a new painting for Logan County. The painting depicts the rally on Oct. 16, 1858, when Abraham Lincoln stood on the steps of the Logan County Courthouse before a large crowd of 5,000. Lincoln was in a hotly contested run for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat against Steven A. Douglas. Lincoln won Logan County, lost Sangamon County and lost that race, but then became the next U.S. president.

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Picture by Jan Youngquist (More pictures are below in Top Stories.)


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