Lincoln’s Heart Will Go On: Union Square Park, Springfield

The statue shows Lincoln as he heads to Washington to begin his presidency, though at first glance you might think he's belting out his favorite Celine Dion number,

By |2013-01-21T15:27:20-05:00January 21, 2013|Categories: Dead Presidents, Places, Travel|Tags: , , |

I Didn’t Know He Was THAT Tall: Lincoln “Railsplitter” Statue, Springfield, Illinois

And if you look at just his torso, you might think of him as a sort of funky 1970's type - give the man a zodiac-related medallion to wear and he'll get that night fever, he knows how to show it.

By |2013-01-19T10:50:22-05:00January 19, 2013|Categories: Dead Presidents, Places, Travel|Tags: , , |

Rise of the Three-Headed President: Lincoln Landing, Lockport, Illinois

Lots of towns promote events or historic sites connected to the Great Emancipator, but the town of Lockport has outdone them all. Their Lincoln statue has three heads.

By |2013-01-11T09:23:21-05:00January 11, 2013|Categories: Dead Presidents, Places, Travel|Tags: , , |

This is what the “Lincoln” movie should’ve been about

I appreciate the great struggle to rid the country of slavery as much as anyone, but that story is somewhat well-worn ground. Wouldn't it have been even more interesting to see Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis take on the tale of Lincoln and the elephants?

By |2020-02-03T08:55:54-05:00November 19, 2012|Categories: Dead Presidents|Tags: , , |
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