Monday, June 30, 2008

Abraham Lincoln on Clark Street in Chicago

My guess, and it's only a guess, is that Chicago has a dozen Abraham Lincoln statues on public display within its city limits. The newest one is pictured on the left, it can be found on the corner of Ridge Boulevard and Clark Street in Senn Park. Although no contemporary accounts of this story exists, according to Peter Krenz, son of an owner of a farm on this corner, Lincoln spoke to local supporters at the Seven Mile House on this spot in 1860--Clark Street on what is now Chicago's North Side was then known as Green Bay Road.

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1 comment:

Ashok said...

Seriously cool for me, at least - I'm a huge Lincoln fan and cite the Gettysburg Address quite a bit.