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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Abe Lincoln "Let man be free"

Just a stone's throw from Woodward and Campus Martius is this handsome statue of Abe originally casted in 1895 by the artist Alfonso Pelzer. It had been so terribly vandalized twice, that a replica was made in the 1990's. It stands behind the gorgeous Skillman branch of the Detroit Library on Library St at Gratiot. This lovely building houses the nation's most exhaustive collection of automobile memorabilia up on the second floor. Over the main door just under the roofline it proclaims: "A fountain of wisdom flows through books". Doreen and Suzie say Amen to that!

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