Thursday, February 12, 2009


President Lincoln will be joining Governor Steunenberg today in Steunenberg Park in front of the Idaho Statehouse. I look forward to hearing more about the festivities and perhaps seeing some pictures in the Idaho Statesman.
--Photo courtesy of Joe Richards taken during Inauguration week in Washington D.C. 2009.

Idaho's Abraham Lincoln Statue
“Presented to the State of Idaho by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic of Boise.”

Bicentennial: Boise to rededicate oldest existing Lincoln monument in the West

The Abraham Lincoln Blog-Idaho Lincoln Statue Moving to the State Capitol

Lincoln Statue may be Oldest in the West

Abraham Lincoln Blog

The Gettysburg Address (Library of Congress)

Obama Urges Americans to Follow Lincoln's Example

Late Update! Lincoln Now Gazes Downtown (you can get a peek at Governor Steunenberg in the backgroud gazing upon the capitol building.
Welcome Mr. President!

Steunenberg Statue

From the inscription plate:
"Frank Steunenberg, governor of Idaho, 1897 to 1900. When in 1899 organized lawlessness challenged the power of Idaho, he upheld the dignity of the state and forced its authority and restored law and order within its boundaries, for which he was assassinated in 1905. Rugged in body, resolute in mind, massive in the strength of his convictions, he was of the granite hewn. In grateful memory of his courageous devotion to public duty, the people of Idaho have erected this monument."

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