Restoration of the Lincoln Sundial

Restoration of the Lincoln Sundial

Nearly 100 years ago on Dec. 3, 1918 the state of Illinois through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs Clarence Griggs provided a horizontal sundial to the Ottawa Boat Club “so that future generations may know that on this spot once stood Abraham Lincoln performing his duty as a soldier and patriot”. His journey north occurring in 1832 when he visited Ottawa as a volunteer soldier in the Black Hawk War.

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