Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument, Alton

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument, also known as the Elijah Lovejoy Monument, Elijah Parrish Lovejoy Shaft, Lovejoy Monument, and Lovejoy State Memorial, is a memorial in Alton, Illinois, to the advocate of free speech and the abolition of slavery, who died fighting for these ideas when his newspaper, the Alton Observer, was attacked and destroyed by pro-slavery fanatics.
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  • This is a powerful monument about an influential abolitionist who influenced the anti-slave sentiments of both John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. Walk about 200 yards behind the monument and witness...  more »
  • HIstory is here at monument and also walking through the cemetery. If you sit on one side of bench and whisper away from the other end, a person sitting on the other side of the bench can hear you...  more »

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