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“Great local history ”

Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument
Reviewed 16 September 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 14 September 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 a martyr. If you like history you will love this.

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Reviewed 8 August 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. Lovejoy. Take a friend with you hear and sit on opposite sides of the moument. If you whisper, your friend will be able to hear you clearly as if you were actually whispering in their ear. Very cool site for kids and quick visit similar to the Robert Wadlow Statue.

Thank mmaag426
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Reviewed 11 July 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 Elijah P. love joy and others who rest in the Alton City Cemetery, stop by the Hayner Genealogy and Local History Library at the corner of 4th and State Streets downtown Alton.

Thank Rbj2040
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Reviewed 18 April 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 the person who is on the other side will hear your whisper!

Thank Nancy B
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