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By Carl Volkmann,Roberta Volkmann

ISBN-10: 0738551651

ISBN-13: 9780738551654

ISBN-10: 1531632173

ISBN-13: 9781531632175

Springfield is the capital of Illinois and the house of Abraham Lincoln and Vachel Lindsay. the town is full of heritage, and that truth is mirrored within the many sculptures, monuments, and plaques which were commissioned to commemorate this background. the town comprises greater than 14 statues and busts of Abraham Lincoln. well-known sculptors have created 17 statues contained in the kingdom capitol by myself, and thirteen extra statues and sculptures can be found at the capitol grounds. The state�s Capital improvement Board sponsors the Art-in-Architecture application and gives investment for newly commissioned sculptures in state-funded public structures. a number of significant American sculptors are represented within the many works, together with Leonard Volk, Leonard Crunelle, Larkin Mead, Fred Torrey, and James Earl Fraser. Works of up to date artists reminiscent of Michael Dunbar, Richard Hunt, and Preston Jackson also are current. Oak Ridge Cemetery comprises 4 warfare memorials and Abraham Lincoln�s tomb. all of the sculptures, monuments, and plaques has a narrative to inform and is helping to make Springfield�s heritage come alive.

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