Young Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln, Nebraska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 48.480 W 096° 42.437
14T E 693387 N 4519972
Quick Description: Statue of a young Abraham Lincoln located in front of the Justice and Law Enforcement Center, part of the City-County Building in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2006 2:08:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMWWA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon
Views: 135

Long Description:
This statue of Abraham Lincoln is called "The Rail Joiner" depicts a young Lincoln joining two fence rails symbolic of Lincoln rejoining the North and South. The original of this sculpture by Louis Slobodkin was completed in the 1930's and it stands in the Department of Interior in Washington D.C. The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery received a plaster cast of the sculpture and the right to reproduce it. A community-wide effort to raise funding included "including a "Pennies for Lincoln " campaign by Lincoln school children, funded the placement of this statue.
Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait

Property Type: Public

Date of Event: 9/14/2000

URL for Additional Information: [Web Link]

Location Notes: Not listed

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