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Before he was a  Lawyer, Legislator, President or preserving the Union, Abraham Lincoln was a Surveyor. 

The statue of Abraham Lincoln as a surveyor in New Salem, Illinois was dedicated October 4, 2003.

It depicts Lincoln using surveyor tools like the ones he owned when he lived in this village and worked in the surrounding area. The inscription on the base reads, "A. Lincoln - Deputy Surveyor, Sangamon County, Illinois 1833-1837."

The base also reads, "Unsuspecting as he was in this place, young Lincoln's honesty and fairness as a surveyor, and his knowledge of the land and its people, set him on a journey that led to the Presidency of the United States." The Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association commissioned the statue.


Abraham Lincoln at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota

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