Lincoln 1860

Lincoln 1860

Monday, April 28, 2008

New Lincoln Memorial For Indiana

From the Fort Wayne, Indiana Journal Gazette comes a story about a new memorial to Abraham Lincoln. The memorial will be installed near his homestead in Indiana, where he lived from 1816 to 1830. A Fort Wayne team has been given a grant of $300,000 by the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to build and sculpt the memorial, which will be a new addition to the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

The new memorial will consist of a circular plaza with granite obelisks marking significant events of Lincoln's life. The illustration I've included is an artist's concept of the memorial's appearance.

This new memorial is to be installed in 2009, the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth.

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