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“Lovejoy was a martyr to the cause of abolition!”

Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 10 November 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 time. The adjacent cemetery is a great place to walk through also. There are graves there dating back to the Spanish War and a couple from the sinking of the "Lusitania".

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Reviewed 1 November 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

Thank Jackie760
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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.

Thank Marsha M
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