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Abraham Lincoln & the 3153 Lincoln Asteroid - Buffalo, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65
N 42° 56.115 W 078° 52.567
17T E 673298 N 4755812
Quick Description: This statue located at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is a replica of the statue located in Muskegon, Michigan by the same sculptor (Charles H. Niehaus).
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2014 11:49:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMMQWQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 3

Long Description:
Lincoln the Emancipator sits on the back (east) side of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Building facing Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park.

Lincoln is seated with with his left leg crossed over his right leg. He holds the Emancipation Proclamation in his hands. The inscription on the base reads: "The gift of Julius E. Francis through the Lincoln Birthday Association, which he founded."

It was erected in 1902 and is made of bronze on an engraved white marble base.

"3153 Lincoln (1984 SH3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 28, 1984 by B. A. Skiff at Flagstaff (AM)." with the following details in the margin:

"Discovered by B. A. Skiff
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date September 28, 1984
MPC designation 3153
Named after Abraham Lincoln
Alternate name(s) 1984 SH3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Ap 2.7358315
Peri 2.1101765
Eccentricity 0.1291073
Orbital period 1377.6205692
Mean anomaly 75.20145
Inclination 7.70389
Longitude of ascending node 40.72924
Argument of peri 347.80290
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 13.3" (visit link)
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Celestial Body: Asteroid

Website of location on Earth: Not listed

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