Old Lincoln statue.

Two Lincolns: Boy and Man

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Hodgenville, Kentucky

Hooray to Hodgenville for turning a respectable-but-dull Lincoln statue into something unique. In 1909 the town unveiled a bronze sculpture of craggy-faced Lincoln sitting in a chair by famous artist Adolph Weinman. It sat for nearly a hundred years in the town square, steadily becoming less interesting. But in 2008 a second statue was added, of Lincoln as a barefoot seven-year-old.

Boy Lincoln.

Young Abe sits on the opposite side of the square, a dog at his side, looking over the top of the book directly at the statue of his older self about a hundred feet away. Boy Abe's innocent face does not reveal if his vision-of-the-future is pleasant or a nightmare.

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Two Lincolns: Boy and Man

Address:
Lincoln Square, Hodgenville, KY
Directions:
Downtown, in Lincoln Square, which is at the intersection of US Hwy 31E/Main St. and Hwy 210/Lincoln Blvd.
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