Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (HMVVM)

Location: Rockport, IN 47635 Spencer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 52.729', W 87° 2.657'

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— First Flatboat Trip —

Marking Old Lower Landing where in 1828 - age 19 - Abraham Lincoln with Allen Gentry made his first flatboat trip to New Orleans. He saw slaves sold and said. "If I ever get a chance to hit that thing, I'll hit it hard".

In a very real sense of the word it might be said that the Emancipation Proclamation which Lincoln issued in 1863 owes it's origin to this flatboat trip.
Year Placed1939
Placed BySpencer County Historical Society and the Rockport City Park Board
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 496105 N 4192370
Decimal Degrees37.87881667, -87.04428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.729', W 87° 2.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 43.74" N, 87° 2' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 S 1st St, Rockport IN 47635, US
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