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Historical center great place for Lincoln statue

I read where there is consideration to put the "child" Lincoln statue in Jefferson Grade School because Lincoln School has closed. A recent letter suggested not to put it in Jefferson School, but to place it in the old Lee County Courthouse in Dixon.

I do not assume any right to suggest where the statue goes and realize that it is the property of the school district. My thoughts are only that, and I apologize if I am out of order.

I would agree that the old courthouse would be better than Jefferson School, but I would like to suggest that the Northwest Territory Historic Center would seem an even more logical place for this statue.

I have been in this historic center, and it is a wonderful display of Dixon history. The Abraham Lincoln statue would be wonderful displayed there.

Since it was donated by Ruth Walgreen Stephan in 1947, and there is a wonderful display of the Walgreens in the center, it makes it more logical to be placed there.

Also, there is a most outstanding display of Black Hawk and Indians in the Sauk area, and Abraham Lincoln, as a young man, came to Dixon and fought in the Black Hawk War. 

If the statue was in this center, it could be seen by all local residents, both young and old, and also would be seen by many tourists from everywhere. 

This is simply a suggestion for the powers that be to consider. The historic center is also located in the South Central School building and displays a classroom where President Ronald Reagan attended. 

Note to readers: Steven A. Joos is the director of Sauk Valley Ministry.

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