Friday, March 14, 2008
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Lincoln Statue Comes to the Logan County Courthouse

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[March 14, 2008]  The 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial is just around the corner, and many of this year's events are centered around bringing more attention to the historic birthday. With this in mind, the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County is pleased to announce that the Logan County Courthouse has agreed to display a granite statue of Abraham Lincoln in the third-floor rotunda.

The statue was generously donated to the tourism bureau by Lester Van Bibber of Citizens for Justice Inc. in order to help commemorate the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. The statue is a life-size representation of our 16th president, done in solid gray granite. It is 6-foot-6 tall and weighs approximately 800-900 pounds. Due to the historical significance of the Logan County Courthouse, and Abraham Lincoln's connection to the county, it was decided that this statue should stand inside the building.

A similar statue, made of black granite, will be placed in another location yet to be determined. An announcement will be made concerning that statue's location at a later date.

The courthouse statue will arrive sometime in late March or early April, and there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate it. A media release will announce the date so that the public may attend.

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

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