Abraham Lincoln Statue (Dayton)
A close-up of the Lincoln statue. Photo by Richard Gotschall.
Backstory and Context
After his loss to Stephen A. Douglas in a Senate campaign, Abraham Lincoln began a tour of Ohio. Though he was only in Dayton for a couple of hours, he delivered a speech that the community remembers today. Lincoln spoke against slavery, and this speech, along with others, helped him win the support of his party, leading to his nomination as a presidential candidate by the GOP. Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican president on March 4, 1861.
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Lincoln Society to unveil Dayton statue Saturday. WHIO. September 13, 2016. Accessed December 08, 2018. https://www.whio.com/news/local/lincoln-society-unveil-dayton-statue-saturday/pdnTwyIQKDfU0X5eQlZ0GN/.