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Statue Trivia
05-28-2017, 03:59 AM
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Gene and Laurie, you win! The statues are in Shelbyville. Thornton was a Democrat and "debated" Lincoln in 1856. I have the word debated in quotes because some accounts say Lincoln gave a really long speech, Thornton gave a very brief response, and the word "debate" does not really describe what took place. Anyway, the statues were unveiled in 2009, and they commemorate the "debate" at the courthouse in Shelbyville in 1856.

Lincoln argued cases in the Shelby Circuit Courthouse. Once when he was in Shelbyville he tore his pants, but the tailor he visited could not fix them in time for court. The tailor lent Lincoln a pair of pants to wear temporarily, but they were way too short for the tall Lincoln. He then appeared in court with what looked like "knee pants."

Wikipedia includes an article on Thornton here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Th...sentative)

You both win a free meal at the Farmhouse Restaurant the next time you pass through Shelbyville.
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