Abraham Lincoln Statue - Fargo, ND
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N 46° 51.449 W 096° 51.820
14T E 662844 N 5191542
Quick Description: This statue of Lincoln has an informational plaque posted next to it.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2021 8:33:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM142KZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
Views: 2

Long Description:
This business has statues and information plaques of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Reagan near it's front doors. A set of two north of the doors and another set to the south. There are also manikin replicas and posted information of presidents inside the store. The statues outside are Sit-by-me statues and assessable 24 hours a day.

Lincolns plaque reads;

The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President he sketched his life.

"I was born February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families - second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name Hanks. My father ... removed from Kentucky to ... Indiana, in my eighth year. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up ... of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher, but that was all."

Lincoln made extraordinary efforts to attain knowledge while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences, and keeping store at New Salem, Illinois. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War, spent eight years in the Illinois legislature, and rode the circuit of courts for many years. His law partner said of him, "His ambition was a little engine that knew no rest." He married Mary Todd and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity.

In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator. He lost the election, but in debating with Douglas, he gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860. Lincoln never let the world forget that the Civil War involved an even larger issue. This he stated most movingly in dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg: "That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Lincoln won re-election in 1864, as Union military triumphs heralded an end to the war. In his planning for peace the President was flexible and generous, encouraging Southerners to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion. On Good Friday, April 14, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Booth.

Famous Abraham Lincoln Quotations
"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men."

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose freedom. it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

Lincoln used to carry notes and other papers in his hats. I was pleased to see that this sculpture includes papers in the hat.
Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait

Property Type: Private

Location Notes:
This statue is located in front of a business. It is located on private property that is open to the public.

Date of Event: Not listed

URL for Additional Information: Not listed

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