"Grow a Beard, Abe" Girl Monument

Delphos, Kansas

Abe Grow a Beard Girl Monument.

Loopiest Lincoln Landmarks.

A small Kansas town has eked out its own spot among the Loopy Lincoln Landmarks. As a little girl, Grace Bedell wrote a letter to Mr. Lincoln suggesting that he grow a beard, and he did. She wrote the letter in Westfield, New York, and didn't move to Delphos, Kansas until ten years later. But that didn't stop Delphos from erecting a Grow a Beard Abe Girl monument in its own town square, referring to her as "Lincoln's Little Correspondent," and displaying a plaque reproducing the letter.

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That "Grow a Beard, Abe!" Town

Address:
101 N. Washington, Delphos, KS
Directions:
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.
Hours:
M, F 9 am - noon; T, Th noon - 4 pm; Sa 9 am - noon, 1-4pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
785-523-4540
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