Tuesday, June 24, 2014
#17: Lincoln-Douglas Square
More than 5,000 people showed up for this event at the time. Lincoln lost to Douglas in the Senate race that year. He would eventually beat Douglas for the 1860 Presidency. Hopefully, you know what happened as a result of Lincoln's win.
The statues as well as the .25-acre square serve as a tribute to the famous debate which got nation-wide attention. It is free all year round, and anyone is invited to visit any time. Usually on the Friday before Thanksgiving in November, there is a lighting for the Christmas tree which sits along the square.
Located at the corner of Piasa and Broadway Streets, ALTON, IL, 62002
Cake artist: Genevieve Esson
UPDATE (9/4/2016): The cake is now on private property.