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Abraham Lincoln Statue.

Statue #16: Abraham Lincoln

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Rapid City, South Dakota

America has erected more statues of Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) than any other President, so creating one that's unique takes some imagination. Striving to portray Lincoln as both a family man and a Commander-in-Chief, James Michael Maher sculpted him sitting in a chair, one hand on the shoulder of his young son, Tad, dressed in a Civil War uniform, playing with a toy cannon -- the other hand holding a telegram reporting casualties from the Battle of Cold Harbor, one of the bloodiest Union defeats of the war. There wasn't a lot of frivolity during Lincoln's time in office.

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Amazing Arcana of the Presidents

Lincoln was the first bearded President. The next four elected Presidents also wore beards, and none has had a beard since.

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City of Presidents

Abraham Lincoln Statue.

Since 2000, Rapid City has commissioned and installed bronze statues of every former U.S. President on its downtown street corners. Visitors are encouraged to take a walking tour of the City of Presidents and inspect the nation's metallic Commanders in Chief. Paper guides are available year-round at the city's main Visitor Center at 512 Main St.

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Also see: America's Street Corner Presidents

Statue #16: Abraham Lincoln

901 Main St., Rapid City, SD
Downtown. Southwest corner of Main and 9th Sts.
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Statue #15: James BuchananStatue #15: James Buchanan, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
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Statue #26: Teddy RooseveltStatue #26: Teddy Roosevelt, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
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Statue # 5: James Monroe, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.

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