Lincoln City, Oregon: Abraham Lincoln Reads on a Horse
The statue of Lincoln City's namesake depicts him engrossed in a book while on horseback.
- 22st St., Lincoln City, OR
- The statue is on 22nd Street and Quay Place, about a block or two off State Hwy 101. It faces North.
Abraham Lincoln Reads on a Horse
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Lincoln City is actually five smaller coast towns that combined in the 1950s. Instead of naming the new town after one of the old towns, a new name was voted on. The school children of the area chose Surfland, but local fuddy duddy adults didn't like the name. Instead they decided to name it after Abraham Lincoln, who was offered the job of Oregon's territorial governor in 1849. He decided to run for President instead. In hindsight, I guess that was a good idea!
The statue of Abe Lincoln reading on a horse is 15 feet tall and was given to the city on the condition that it always face west. Good Old Honest Abe is sitting on a horse reading a book. Is that like texting and driving?
[Jody Day, 03/31/2010]
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