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Redlands in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Erected by the Watchorn Family

 
 
Lincoln Memorial Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 5, 2018
1. Lincoln Memorial Shrine Marker
Inscription.  As did their friends the Smiley brothers, Robert and Alma Watchorn contributed greatly to Redlands’ cultural life. A labor organizer, Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island, and oilman who experienced the American dream, Robert as a self-made man identified with Abraham Lincoln. He shared that interest with his only child, Emory Ewart. Ewart’s impaired health led to his death at age 25, the result of his service as a pilot in World War I. Devastated by the loss, the Watchorns decided to memorialize their son by erecting a museum in Redlands honoring Lincoln. This bas-relief is donated by Drs. Boyd, Alan, and Kenneth Nies in memory of their parents, Dr. Arthur and Mary Nies, who also lived the American dream.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 34° 3.237′ N, 117° 11.019′ W. Marker is in
Lincoln Memorial Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 5, 2018
2. Lincoln Memorial Shrine Marker
The A.K. Smiley Public Library is in the background.
Redlands, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Vine Street and South 4th Street. Located behind the A.K. Smiley Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 W Vine St, Redlands CA 92373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A.K. Smiley Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Creek Zanja (approx. one mile away); Kimberly Crest (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of First Lugonia, Now Redlands, District School (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mill Creek Zanja (approx. 1.9 miles away); Guachama Rancheria (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Greenspot Market (approx. 5 miles away); Yucaipa Rancheria (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redlands.
 
Regarding Lincoln Memorial Shrine. The museum is open Tue-Sun 1-5.
 
Bas-Relief Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 5, 2018
3. Bas-Relief Sculpture
The sculpture faces the Library
Lincoln Memorial Shrine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 5, 2018
4. Lincoln Memorial Shrine and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 21, 2020