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CENTRAL HIGH ABE LINCOLN STATUE RESTORED AND ON DISPLAY

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A CENTURY OLD STATUE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN THAT ONCE GRACED THE HALLS OF SIOUX CITY’S CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN RESTORED AND PUT ON DISPLAY IN A NEW HOME.

SHIRLEY MCLEOD OF THE CASTLE ON THE HILL ASSOCIATION HELPED DEDICATE THE STATUE AND PLAQUE IN THE CITY HALL MUSEUM.

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THE LINCOLN STATUE HAD BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE SHORTLY AFTER CENTRAL HIGH CLOSED IN THE SPRING OF 1972.

MCLEOD SAYS THE STATUE WAS DAMAGED BY VANDALS AND NEEDED MAJOR REPAIRS:

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IT WAS TRANSPORTED TO CITY HALL IN DECEMBER OF 2019 AND RESTORED BY BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY ART PROFESSOR NAN WILSON AND SIOUX CITY ART CENTER EXHIBIT COORDINATOR SHANNON SARGENT.

YOU MAY VISIT THE LOREN CALENDAR CITY HALL MUSEUM TO SEE THE LINCOLN STATUE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00AM-5:00PM.