Lincoln statue unveiled at courthouse square

Lincoln statue on Dayton's Courthouse Square (WDTN Photo/Ken Jarosik)
Lincoln statue on Dayton's Courthouse Square (WDTN Photo/Ken Jarosik)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A new statue of Abraham Lincoln was unveiled Saturday at Dayton’s Courthouse Square.

The statue was commissioned by the Lincoln Society of Dayton to commemorate the president’s appearance on the courthouse steps. Lincoln campaigned on Courthouse Square in Dayton on September 17, 1859.

The sculpture was designed by Mike Major.

The dedication ceremony was followed by a luncheon and remarks by Harold Holzer with why Lincoln was such an important president.

 

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