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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sitting with Lincoln

 
 
Sitting with Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Sitting with Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  
Young Lincoln said of his own ambitions, "...I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed by my fellow man, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem."

This representation of Lincoln in bronze at the time he served in the state legislature at Vandalia from 1834-39, before his rise to national prominence as President of the United States, is a symbol of the esteem to which Lincoln is held in the hearts and minds of people everywhere who cherish liberty and justice.

John McClarey, Sculptor
 
Erected 2001 by Vandalia Main Street and Contributors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 38° 57.633′ N, 89° 5.637′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is on Gallatin Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker and statue are in Lincoln Park, south across Gallatin Street from the Old State Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Unorthodox Romance (a few steps from this marker); Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Flack's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Third State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln As A Polished Politician (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Blackwell's White House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Protest Against Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Vandalia, Illinois. City webpage (Submitted on May 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Vandalia, Illinois. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Sitting with Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Sitting with Lincoln Statue
Sitting with Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Sitting with Lincoln Statue
Old State Capitol in background
Lincoln Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2011
4. Lincoln Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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