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Douglas Statue
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Length: 5:31

About a hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglass held a series of debates in area cities, vying for the position of Illinois senator. Lincoln was relatively unknown at the start of the debates, and certainly the underdog as he took on one of the most powerful senators around. He lost the election that year, but won the hearts of the American people. When it came time to choose a new president, Lincoln was their man. To commemorate this exciting piece of local history, the Jonesboro Sesguicentennial Committee has commissioned sculptor Tom Allen to make a work of art worthy of these two great men.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 231