On This Day In Michigan History
On Aug. 27, 1856, Abraham LINCOLN made his only speech in Michigan.
Then relatively unknown, Lincoln came to Kalamazoo to speak in support of presidential candidate John C. FREMONT.
The rally he spoke at drew 600 spectators from Detroit alone, and more from across the state. Michiganders did not receive Lincoln well, as his stances were too moderate and the audience wanted Lincoln to take a stronger stance against slavery.
Source: Michigan Every Day