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Statue Trivia
02-09-2024, 07:10 PM
Post: #106
RE: Statue Trivia
Boston, Massachusetts? Niagara Falls, New York?
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02-10-2024, 08:49 AM
Post: #107
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Sorry Roger, but neither of those are correct. It's in the Midwest.

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02-11-2024, 04:21 AM
Post: #108
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How about Beloit, Wisconsin? Lincoln was there during the Black Hawk War (1832) and again to give a speech (1859).
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02-11-2024, 10:30 AM
Post: #109
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That's a logical guess, but not correct.

The second time he visited here was in conjunction with a very famous event.

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02-11-2024, 05:11 PM
Post: #110
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A sporting/racing event ?

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Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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02-11-2024, 05:32 PM
Post: #111
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No, Mike. It was a political event.

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02-12-2024, 01:02 PM
Post: #112
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This place was also famous for its connection to another person.

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02-12-2024, 01:07 PM
Post: #113
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(02-12-2024 01:02 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  This place was also famous for its connection to another person.

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Rob, can you have Roger post the picture? For some reason, I can't access or see the image you posted.
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02-12-2024, 01:32 PM
Post: #114
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Scott, here it is:

[Image: LincolnStatue101.jpg]
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02-13-2024, 08:49 AM
Post: #115
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Next clue. Remember my research interests.

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02-13-2024, 09:57 AM
Post: #116
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(02-13-2024 08:49 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Next clue. Remember my research interests.

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That looks similar to Vinnie Ream's statue of Lincoln (pose, etc.). But that statue is inside in the US Capitol.

There is a copy of Ream's statue in Galesburg, IL (I don't remember who made the copy). It's just outside the train station. I visited it several years ago. Seeing as how Galesburg is also Sandburg country (in addition to being the site of the 5th Lincoln-Douglas debate), that would be my guess.
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02-13-2024, 10:00 AM
Post: #117
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is there an Ida Tarbell connection ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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02-13-2024, 10:04 AM
Post: #118
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Sorry Gene, but Scott got it. The statue is outside the train museum in Galesburg. I took the picture when I spoke at the Sandburg Days Festival of the Mind a few years ago.

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