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Wayside exhibit to be dedicated tomorrow at Postville Courthouse

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[August 11, 2008]  Postville Courthouse in Lincoln, where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, will be unveiling a new interpretive Abraham Lincoln wayside exhibit on Tuesday at 9 a.m. The exhibit is the second in a series of over 40 such signs to be developed and installed throughout Logan County to identify and interpret Abraham Lincoln attractions.

The wayside exhibit, which was made possible by the generous donation of philanthropists Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Behrends of Lincoln, features an illustration of Abraham Lincoln, Judge Treat and Sheriff Deskins at Postville Courthouse by noted Lincoln artist Lloyd Ostendorf. Postville, which later became part of Lincoln, Ill., was a stop for Mr. Lincoln as he traveled the 8th Judicial Circuit practicing law.

The exhibit is the second sign produced in connection with the Abraham Lincoln Heritage Foundation of Logan County, with the first being located at the Lincoln's Lot site in downtown Lincoln. Most of the remaining signs are being funded through an Illinois Bicentennial Grant received by Main Street Lincoln as part of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of Lincoln.

Postville Courthouse also was recently designated with a sign as an official "Route 66 Attraction." The attraction is an Illinois State Historic Site and is managed by a team of volunteers headed by volunteer coordinator Shirley Bartelmay. The site is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 914 Fifth St. in Lincoln.

For more details on Postville Courthouse, contact Shirley Bartelmay at 217-735-4977 or visit For information on other Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial events, call 217-732-8687 or visit

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]


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