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Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Abraham Lincoln and Idaho

1809 - 2009

 
 
Abraham Lincoln and Idaho Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bruton, 2018
1. Abraham Lincoln and Idaho Marker
The marker includes the June 3, 1860 photo of Lincoln by Alexander Hesler. Interestingly he would not be elected President until November of the same year.
Inscription.  
President Abraham Lincoln created Idaho Territory, appointed its first officers and judges and addressed Congress about Idaho in 1863 and 1864. He considered Idaho issues in the White House on the afternoon that he was shot and invited the former Governor of Idaho Territory to attend Ford's Theater with him that evening. Twenty-five years later, Lincoln's neighbor boy from Springfield became a Congressman who led Idaho to Statehood.

“More than any other state, Idaho is related to Abraham Lincoln"
The Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
D. Leroy, Chairman; C.L. Otter, Governor

This monument, the oldest celebrating Lincoln in the western United States, was relocated and rededicated in honor of Idaho's school children and veterans
February 12, 2009
 
Erected 2009 by The Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 2009.
 
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43° 37.005′ N, 116° 12.041′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on N Capitol Boulevard north of W Bannock Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boise ID 83702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Steunenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Idaho's Liberty Bell Replica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oregon Trail Monument (about 400 feet away); Heath Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grove Street Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chico Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laiak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Abraham Lincoln and Idaho additional marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bruton, 2018
2. Abraham Lincoln and Idaho additional marker
The monument includes a tablet with the Gettysburg Address and the engraving of Lincoln by Victor David Brennan used for the US penny.
Abraham Lincoln and Idaho Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bruton, 2018
3. Abraham Lincoln and Idaho Marker
As the marker mentions, the monument was one of the first to Lincoln in the western United States. Its inscription under the tablet to the Gettysburg address reads, "Presented to the State of Idaho by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic of Boise Feb’y 19th 1915."
A nearby marker to Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bruton, 2018
4. A nearby marker to Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln and Idaho Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bruton, 2018
5. Abraham Lincoln and Idaho Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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