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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth

 
 
Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
1. Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Marker
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln
Came to Indiana in 1816 when but seven years old.
Upon becoming of age in 1830 he migrated to Illinois.
This statue by Paul Manship portrays Abraham Lincoln
as a Hoosier youth.

 
Erected 1932 by Lincoln National Life Insurance Company.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 41° 4.425′ N, 85° 8.391′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on South Harrison Street south of West Douglas Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker, monument and sculpture are located beside the sidewalk at the namesake Lincoln Financial Group building entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 South Harrison Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richardville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emboyd Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
2. Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Marker
(marker is mounted on front of monument)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. Ό mile away); The First Police Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Elektron Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Allen County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Journal Gazette Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln: The Hoosier Youth (Wikipedia). Abraham Lincoln, The Hoosier Youth is bronze sculpture commissioned in 1928 by the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company for its headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The statue is 12.5 feet tall and sits atop a pedestal designed by architect Benjamin Wistar Morris and a granite base. The sculpture depicts a youthful Abraham Lincoln during the time he lived in Indiana. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Abraham Lincoln the Hoosier Youth. Paul Manship wanted to show Lincoln as a younger man, but the earliest existing photo was taken when the future president was thirty-seven. To get an idea of what he might have looked like before this, Manship and the director of the insurance
Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
3. Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Monument
(Lincoln National Life Insurance Company entrance in background • marker is mounted on front base of monument)
company, Louis A. Warren, toured the areas where Lincoln grew up in Indiana and Kentucky, and researched his family genealogy. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. The Hero of Hoosierdom. Paul Manship's Lincoln the Hoosier Youth echoes a theme similar in sentiment to other tributes to the young Abraham Lincoln. A book in his hand and the traditional ax affirm a decision to exchange manual labor for intellectual pursuits. It is a robust figure, mirroring what he wrote in an 1860 autobiographical piece for John L. Scripps. “A. though very young, was large of his age, and had an axe put into his hands at once; and from that till within his twenty-third year, he was almost constantly handling that most useful instrument”. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
4. Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Monument
Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2016
5. Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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