Why Is Lincoln Beardless?

Why Is Lincoln Beardless? (HM15XV)

Location: Mt Vernon, IL 62864 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.05', W 88° 54.482'

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This monument depicts Abraham Lincoln as he appeared in the late 1850s. In the fall of 1860, a few weeks before he was elected to the Presidency, Lincoln received a letter from Grace Bedell, an 11-year-old girl from Westfield, New York. In her letter, dated October 15, 1860, young Grace urged Lincoln to grow a beard to improve his appearance to help him get elected. Lincoln responded in a letter on October 19, 1860, making no promises; however, less than a month later he began growing a beard.
HM NumberHM15XV
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2008
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 333197 N 4242765
Decimal Degrees38.31750000, -88.90803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.05', W 88° 54.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 3.00" N, 88° 54' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 N 14th St, Mt Vernon IL 62864, US
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