Lincoln at Kalamazoo

Lincoln at Kalamazoo photo of Lincoln at Kalamazoo
On August 27, 1856, here in this park, Abraham Lincoln, then an obscure lawyer spoke to a rally for John Fremont, the Republican presidential nominee. This was the only time that Lincoln addressed an audience in Michigan. The event was almost unnoticed in the press. Some Republicans felt the speaker was too conservative on the antislavery issue. Four years later Michigan's vote helped put Lincoln into the White House.

Registered Site S0044
Erected 1957

Location: Bronson Park
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County


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