Unveiling Lincoln Portrait Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 At The Saline County Courthouse

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Judge Walden Morris, presiding judge was the moderator of the unveiling of the Lincoln portrait on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Saline County Courthouse in Harrisburg. Judge Morris stated the main purpose of the event was to remind people of what our country has gone through. The Lincoln portrait was made possible by the Illinois Judges Association, Illinois Bar Association and other foundations. Morris stated other facts: 1) A Lincoln portrait will be in all 102 county courthouses. 2) The photo of Lincoln was taken in 1865. 3) Lincoln ran for president in 1860. 4) In April 1865, Lincoln was assassinated. Shown in photo are some guests who made short talks about the meaning of the event: Assistant Saline County State’s Attorney Jason Olson, Circuit Clerk Randy Nyberg, Saline County Sheriff Ken Clore, Local Historian Mark Motsinger, Todd Carr of Illinois State Historical Society, Judge Walden Morris, Judge David Overstreet, Judge Carey Gill, Judge Todd Lambert, Local Historian Gillum Ferguson, Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek and Saline County State’s Attorney Jayson Clark.

Persons participating are shown in photos. Photos by James D. Bond, SI Dollar Saver Publisher.

 

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