Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy

Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (HM7YE)

Location: Lincoln, IL 62656 Logan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 8.783', W 89° 21.834'

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In the Spring of 1876 a gang of counterfeiters plotted to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln from the Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. Hoping to be paid a ransom of $200,000.00 and the release of one of their gang, Ben Boyd, their engraver, who was in the penitentiary.This was the location of their headquarters in Central Illinois. Here a part of the conspiracy was plotted. Through the efforts of a man named W. D. Longnecker, a detective, the plot was uncovered and for awhile the plot was foiled here in Mr. Lincoln's namesake city.In the Fall of 1876 an unsuccessful attempt was made to steal the body of the Martyred President and later the counterfeiters were prosecuted.
HM NumberHM7YE
Placed ByLincoln Rustic Inn Inc
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 298639 N 4446683
Decimal Degrees40.14638333, -89.36390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 8.783', W 89° 21.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 8' 46.98" N, 89° 21' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 406 Pulaski St, Lincoln IL 62656, US
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