Tolpo Debate Statues in Freeport, Illinois

Here is a more recent work in downtown Freeport, located close to the actual site of the second Lincoln-Douglas debate of 1858. The area is known locally as Debate Square, near North State Avenue and East Douglas Street. The square also includes a plaque dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903.

Sculptor Lily Tolpo of Stockton, Illinois, called this grouping "Lincoln and Douglas in Debate." It was dedicated on August 27, 1992, the 134th anniversary of the debate.

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