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Lovejoy was a martyr to the cause of abolition!

Lovejoy was killed here in Alton, the town in which he had his newspaper and printing press! This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PAKO8_13
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Alton, Illinois
Testament to Free Speech

By visiting the monument you will be inspired at the heroism displayed by Elijah P. Lovejoy in the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Gary H
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Alton, Illinois
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Monument & 5th Streets, Alton, IL 62002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovejoy was killed here in Alton, the town in which he had his newspaper and printing press! This is a good reminder of those who preceded us and provided much character and strength.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

By visiting the monument you will be inspired at the heroism displayed by Elijah P. Lovejoy in the pursuit of free speech. When reading the story of Elijah and his untimely end, it will give you a sense of the turmoil embracing that period of...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

visited as part of lame haunted bus tour. An interesting attraction and story to go along with it. Visited it after dark - might be more entertaining during the day light hours

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I'm doing a paper on the abolitionist movement and stopped by to take some pictures. The site was very well maintained and clean. It's important to remember martyrs like Lovejoy and continue his legacy.

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Elijah P. Lovejoy died fighting against Slavary. He was born in Maine but as a young man moved to St. Louis, Missouri. He later moved to Alton, Illinois where he was murdered at the age of 34. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister and became...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

September and October are really the best months to visit this site with the trees changing colors, but any time of year makes this places cool. Located at the front of the Alton cemetery, this site is dedicated to the famously martyred journalist, Elijah P....More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Lovejoy Monument is particularly interesting as is the story of Elijah P. Love joy' dedication to anti-slavery efforts. The monument sits amidst other local luminaries of history and ordinary folk who helped make Alton a remarkable industrial and agricultural area. For more information on...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Always have like to take visitors to experience the unique Statue and show the that at the base is a round seating area that you have someone stand at the far side away from you, you whisper on one side into the seating area and...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

While driving into this historic river town we noticed the monument on the hill and made a snap decision to delay our trip to find out more. So glad we did as this monument at the edge of an old cemetery on a hill overlooking...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Elijah Lovejoy was an important leader and the first martyr in the anti-slavery crusade. If you're in the area it is worth a stop to see his beautiful monument. There is also a fantastic view of Alton and the Mississippi River from the monument.

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