Friday, February 14, 2014

Illinois Route 66's Abe Down, But Not Out-- Part 5: And Even a New Courthouse Lincoln Statue Planned

Volunteers at the local Logan County Genealogical and Historical Center in Lincoln are planning on raising $48,000 to pay for a 6'4" bronze statue of Lincoln to be placed on the courthouse lawn to commemorate a speech he gave a day after the last Lincoln-Douglas debate in Alton in 1858. //// They are raising money by selling 24-inch bronze replicas for $2,000 each and are 1/3 of the way to their goal and hope to have it by the anniversary of the speech in October. //// Also, birthday festivities were held for Lincoln on February 8th at the Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, the reconstructed county courthouse where Lincoln worked as a lawyer back when he traveled the legal circuit. (The original is at Ford Village in Michigan.) //// A Town That Really Knows How to Push Its Lincoln Heritage. --RoadDog

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