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No googling please.

The first ever statue of Abraham Lincoln was dedicated on April 14, 1866.

In what American city was it located?

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Hint #1: It was located in a city that is west of the Mississippi River.
San Francisco? I'm almost positive this is the statue that was lost in the earthquake of 1906.
You have a wonderful memory, Anita. Yes, it was in San Francisco. I read about this statue in the book Gene just posted about.

"Earlier that year--several months before Lincoln was assassinated--the Board of Education named a new San Francisco public boys school after the sitting president. The "Lincoln School" on Fifth, near Market Street, was named on January 13, 1865, and was dedicated six months later in June. Later the next year, the school was to set another milestone in honor of Lincoln when it received (sculptor Pietro) Mezzara's Lincoln statue.

At Mezzara's request, the re-unveiling of his plaster statue of Abraham Lincoln was deferred until the first anniversary of Lincoln 's assassination. So the statue was dedicated at 10 o'clock on the morning of April 14, 1866."


http://www.everythinglincoln.com/article...tatue.html
(07-01-2023 04:53 AM)RJNorton Wrote: [ -> ]You have a wonderful memory, Anita. Yes, it was in San Francisco. I read about this statue in the book Gene just posted about.

"Earlier that year--several months before Lincoln was assassinated--the Board of Education named a new San Francisco public boys school after the sitting president. The "Lincoln School" on Fifth, near Market Street, was named on January 13, 1865, and was dedicated six months later in June. Later the next year, the school was to set another milestone in honor of Lincoln when it received (sculptor Pietro) Mezzara's Lincoln statue.

At Mezzara's request, the re-unveiling of his plaster statue of Abraham Lincoln was deferred until the first anniversary of Lincoln 's assassination. So the statue was dedicated at 10 o'clock on the morning of April 14, 1866."


http://www.everythinglincoln.com/article...tatue.html

Thank you - Anita, Gene, and Roger for doing all of this.

I thought that the most amazing fact of the whole story was the following:

George W. R. King, son of James King, was a Lincoln School student who had had the fortune of shaking President Lincoln's hand on April 11, 1865, when George was in Washington. So he was one of the students selected to pull the flag that covered the statue.
This is Robert T. Lincoln. Where was he when this photo was taken?

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I saw him dressed like this in a search I was doing on Yellowstone National Park. That's when I learned he went there on an expedition.
Excellent, Anita! That's correct. This was in 1883 when RTL was President Arthur's Secretary of War.

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From http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42112/42112-8.txt

1. John Schuyler Crosby, Governor of Montana Territory; 2. Michael V. Sheridan, Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Secretary; 3. Philip H. Sheridan, Lieutenant-General, U. S. Army; 4. Anson Stager, Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers; 5. W. P. Clark, Captain Second Cavalry, U. S. Army; 6. Chester A. Arthur, President of the United States; 7. Dan. G. Rollins, Surrogate of New York; 8. James F. Gregory, Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-camp; 9. Robert T. Lincoln, Secretary of War; 10. George G. Vest, United States Senator from Missouri.

The most elaborate expedition that ever passed through this region took place in August, 1883. It included among its members the President of the United States, the Secretary of War, the Lieutenant-General of the Army, a United States Senator, and several other distinguished officers and civilians. The interesting part of the journey lay between Fort Washakie, Wyo., and the Northern Pacific Railroad at Cinnabar, Mont. The party traveled entirely on horseback, accompanied by one of the most complete pack trains ever organized in this or any other country, and escorted by a full troop of cavalry.

Couriers were stationed every twenty miles with fresh relays, and by this means communication was daily had with the outside world. The whole distance traveled was 350 miles, through some of the wildest, most rugged, and least settled portions of the west. No accident or drawback occurred to mar the pleasure of the expedition. The great pastime _en route_ was trout fishing, in which the President and Senator Vest were acknowledged leaders. The phenomenal "catches" of these distinguished sportsmen might pass into history as typical "fish stories," were they not vouched for by the sober record of official dispatches, and the unerring evidence of photographer Haynes' camera. The elaborate equipment of this expedition, the eminent character of its _personnel_, and the evident responsibility resting upon those who conducted it, attracted a great deal of attention at the time, and gave it a prominent place in the annals of Western Wyoming.
As far as I know there is only one statue of Abraham Lincoln with a pig. Where is this statue located?

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Taylorville, IL to commemorate how Lincoln removed pig from a courthouse where there it was squealing under the floorboards.
Excellent, Anita!!! Well done.

The full story of the statue is here:

http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/linc...rville.htm
(07-30-2023 12:27 PM)RJNorton Wrote: [ -> ]Excellent, Anita!!! Well done.

The full story of the statue is here:

http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/linc...rville.htm

That is a great statue. It reminds me of one of my favorite Lincoln stories how he saved the life of a pig that had fallen. into a flooded ditch. Lincoln was riding the circuit and felt compelled to get in the mud in order to save the poor creature.

I wish they sold copies of this "pig" statue in the one-foot range. It would make a great collectible.
PS: I forgot to mention that Ken and I stopped here on our first trip to Springfield in 2008. We had lunch across the street and had a great view of the statue.
This statue of Abraham Lincoln is not in the United States. In what country is it located?

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(09-29-2023 05:00 AM)RJNorton Wrote: [ -> ]This statue of Abraham Lincoln is not in the United States. In what country is it located?

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Mexico?
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