Lincoln Trail State Memorial
The Lincoln Trail State Memorial is a sculpture depicting Abraham Lincoln and his family entering Illinois, according to tradition, at this location from Indiana. The sculpture consists of a relief with a wagon pulled by oxen and the Lincoln family; Abraham stands alone in front of the relief. It was made by artists Nellie Verne Walker in 1937 and was installed a year later on the Illinois side of the Lincoln Memorial Bridge. Lincoln was a 21 year frontiersmen at the time. He and is family traveled into central Illinois.