Monday, September 3, 2007

Old State Capitol

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Old State Capitol ...
The Old state was the fifth statehouse in Illinois history. The building served as capitol from 1839-1876.

Abraham Lincoln frequented this building from 1839, until he departed Springfield in 1861 to assume The Presidency. He delivered several important speeches here ... including the very famous 1858 "House Divided" speech.

On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the 16th President of the United States of America.

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