Group commemorates Lincoln’s visit

Abraham Lincoln’s last visit to Danville was on Feb. 11, 1861. One hundred and fifty years later, a local group is commemorating that stop with several events on Feb. 12.

In 1861, Lincoln was on the inaugural train that was steaming toward Washington, D.C. At his request, the train made an unscheduled stop in front of the Old Wabash Station just northeast of Main and Washington streets in Danville.

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