Hillsboro, Illinois: Abe Lincoln with a Sore Back

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Address:
1 Courthouse Square, Hillsboro, IL
Directions:
North end of town, on the southwest corner of the traffic circle around the County Courthouse. Take Hwy 16/127 into town. Turn east on Seward St. and drive one block to the Courthouse; the statue will be on the right.
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Abe Lincoln with a Sore Back
Unveiled in 2009, poor bronze Abe is depicted stretching his sore back, apparently after stepping off a cramped stagecoach. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/08/2012]

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Among Friends. Abe Lincoln with a Sore Back

"Among Friends" was created by Lincoln sculptor John McCleary. It portrays Lincoln arriving in Hillsboro in 1858 after a long journey by train and buggy.

[Jane Holm, 06/08/2012]
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