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Abe Lincoln with a Sore Back

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Hillsboro, Illinois

Poor bronze Abe has his suitcase at his feet and is stretching his long, sore back, apparently after stepping off a stagecoach in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse. The statue, "Among Friends," by sculptor John McClarey, stands directly on the pavement so that friendly people can pose next to it. Young lawyer Abe is beardless, but instantly recognizable in his stovepipe hat.

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Abe Lincoln with a Sore Back

1 Courthouse Square, Hillsboro, IL
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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