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Great place for folks to find out how the senatorial debate in Freeport, between Abe Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, later propelled Lincoln to the presidency. The small park is landscaped to appear somewhat as it would have looked in 1858, at the time of this...More
Tiny little park and easy sight-seeing opportunity. Well done markers that explain a piece of our political history. As other reviews have stated, do not miss Union Dairy next door! Their Coconut Explosion is incredible!!!
Of the three Lincoln-Douglas Debate sites that I have been to (Galesburg, Ottawa, and Freeport), Freeport has the best informational boards with period newspapers and explanations of the consequences of this debate (Douglas' Freeport doctrine -see Wikipedia or visit Freeport). Lincoln posed a question to...More
Summer in Freeport offers some cultural treats, concerts at the Square are one of them. Situated between the library and Union Dairy, the park is really pretty darn small, and if you don't know what you're looking for, you could miss it. Parking free at...More
After seeing the Chicago Cubs World Series trophy at the Masonic Temple, my brother and I headed to the spot where Lincoln and Douglas had one of their debates. The City's water towers have the two on them so their influence is easily found. The...More
The statues and aesthetics of this historical small park is a tribute to Freeport's past. Statues are wonderful, area is well taken care of, and quiet place to relax and learn more about Lincoln and Douglas.