Delphos, Kansas: That Grow a Beard Abe! Town
- 101 N. Washington, Delphos, KS
- From US Hwy 81 (either ten miles north of Minneapolis or six miles south of US Hwy 24) turn west onto Hwy 41 and drive a little over five miles into town. Turn left (south) onto Main St., drive three blocks, then turn right onto 2nd St. The Monument is one block west, and the Museum is one block south of the Monument.
- M, F 9 am - noon; T, Th noon - 4 pm; Sa 9 am - noon, 1-4pm. (Call to verify)
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Monument to the woman who, as a girl, got Lincoln to grow a beard. Delphos has also had visits from a UFO and a Wolf Girl, but you have to ask about them at the Delphos Museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Loopy Lincoln Landmark: Tribute to the little girl behind one of the most iconic beards in American history. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About That Grow a Beard Abe! Town
Stop by Delphos and see the monument in the town square dedicated to Grace Bedell Billings. She was the little girl who wrote to Abe Lincoln, suggesting he grow a beard. The monument has bronze reproductions of her letter to Lincoln and his reply to her.[Rusty Nelson, 06/18/1998]