In 1911 a granite boulder was moved from a ravine on the Thomas
Bratt Farm in Cazenovia Township to what was then known as Page’s
Locust Grove south of the Village. This boulder marks the spot on
which Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas gave speeches on
separate days in 1858. The inscription on the boulder reads as
DOUGLAS AND LINCOLN
SEPT. 30 OCT. 4
The dedication of the boulder took place during the Old
picnic on August 24, 1911. Judge George W. Patton delivered the
principal address at the dedication.
In July, 1975 the Village of Metamora purchased the grove area for
the purpose of preserving this historic site and developed the
Lincoln-Douglas Park. Mamie Bratt is the little girl sitting on the
boulder. Other ladies are not identified.
photo submitted by Shirley A. Adams.