Saint Joe in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
(February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865)
— The Great Emancipator —
The 2012-13 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Abraham Lincoln, dedicated May 2013. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake.
The class objective was to select and nominate famous historical people associated with Indiana. President Lincoln was the school's choice and becomes the first statue placed upon the St. Joseph River Greenway.
Donated by Lutheran Foundation of NE Indiana & St. Mark Lutheran Church, St. Joe
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2013.
Location. 41° 18.655′ N, 84° 54.148′ W. Marker is in Saint Joe, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on River Greenway, 0.3 miles south of County Road 60, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6127 River Greenway, Saint Joe IN 46785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In The Distance (here, next to this marker); Phil Carpenter Jim Davis (a few steps from this marker); James Franklin Sechler (Frank) (a few steps from this marker); Myra Selby (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeff Gordon (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Joe.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.