Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln the Dreamer was given to the college by Waupun sculptor, Clarence Addison Shaler in 1939.
Presented to Ripon College by the Artist Clarence Addison Shaler

Represents the man Lincoln as he was at the outset of his public career. His character formed by his early hardships in the wilderness, partakes of the strength of the oak tempered by the warmth of his sympathies.
He is leaving that early environment in pursuit of an unknown destiny. Untouched as yet by tragedy, betrayal and disillusionment. A man at the noon of his powers, which his high resolve has already dedicated to the good of his country and of mankind.

--Dedication Plaque

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