Why Is Lincoln Beardless?

Why Is Lincoln Beardless? (HM15XV)

Location: Mt Vernon, IL 62864 Jefferson County
Buy Illinois State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 38° 19.05', W 88° 54.482'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 168 views
Inscription
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.
Details
HM NumberHM15XV
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Tags
Year Placed2008
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:54am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 N 14th St, Mt Vernon IL 62864, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?