The Lope: Bronze Lincoln Statue in Fremont, Nebraska

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bronze Lincoln Statue in Fremont, Nebraska

On the eve of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, I'd like to show you a bronze statue of Abe that I ran across in the town of Fremont, Nebraska, on the Lincoln Highway back in June 1 of 2009.

It's a simple statue in John C. Fremont City Park. Lincoln stands atop a block of stone which bears a bronze tablet of the Gettysburg Address on front.

The President is walking and holding the Proclamation of Emancipation in his left hand. Similar Lincoln poses are found in several cities including Hutchinson, Kansas.

Though Lincoln announced his intention to issue the order in September of 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation was not signed and issued until January 1, 1863. I wonder if there will be celebration of the 150th anniversary on New Year's Day of 2013?

I could not find a sculptor's signature but I'm pretty sure this is the work of Alfonso Pelzer.

Ace Jackalope, proudly wearing Abe Lincoln and Lincoln Highway pins, stands by a plaque that explains the statue was presented to the city of Fremont by L. D. Richards 1921.


Anonymous Richard Crowson said...

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. And don't even think about trying to fool the lopes. Ain't going to happen, my friend."

The real unedited quote from Abe.

Mon Feb 14, 05:03:00 PM  

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