Hillsboro, Illinois: Gettysburg Address Time Capsule

Plaque on the ground of the Gettysburg Address next to a Bicentennial time capsule, both guarded by a cannon.

Address:
Courthouse Square, Hillsboro, IL
Directions:
Midtown, on the south side of the old county courthouse.
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Gettysburg Address Time Capsule

Plaque of the Gettysburg Address on a time capsule guarded by a cannon. In front of the old courthouse across the street from Lincoln Plaza.

[Gan Nunnally, 12/24/2020]

The cannon and Gettysburg Address plaque have been here since 1931. The time capsule was buried 45 years later, during America's Bicentennial. Odd neighbors!

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