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North Country News
10:20 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Bust of Lincoln in Vermont Statehouse Needs Cleaning

Lincoln Bust in Vermont Statehouse
Credit BasVB/Wikimedia

When you're the subject of a new hit movie and it's the 150th anniversary of your most famous speech, you probably want to get spruced up a bit. So a marble bust of Abraham Lincoln that has gazed down a main hallway of the Vermont Statehouse for a century could be getting some attention.

Civil War historian Howard Coffin says it's about time. Says Coffin of Vermont's Lincoln, "He's discolored, he's dirty and in desperate need of cleaning."

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