Elijah Lovejoy

Elijah Lovejoy (HM2N1G)

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N 38° 58.353', W 90° 32.537'

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An outspoken abolitionist, Lovejoy was owner and publisher of the Alton "Observer". His anti-slavery writings aroused dangerous animosity in the area. Three times his presses were destroyed by mobs, and replaced by the townspeople. The fourth time he was killed defending his property.
HM NumberHM2N1G
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Date Added Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 712913 N 4316603
Decimal Degrees38.97255000, -90.54228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.353', W 90° 32.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 21.18" N, 90° 32' 32.22" W
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