Photograph by Ron Neibert

McClarey Statue in Vandalia, Illinois

This full-size bronze work by John McClarey of Decatur, Illinois, carries the title "Sitting with Lincoln." Dedicated on February 10, 2001, it is one of several Lincoln statues in Illinois designed by the sculptor.

You will find the informal statue south of the restored Illinois state house where Lincoln served as a member of the General Assembly in the 1830s. The state legislature met in Vandalia until 1839, when the capital of Illinois moved north to Springfield.

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