522 viewings on 15 February, 2014.
The Lincoln monument is beside the IS80 between Laramie and Cheyenne on Sherman Hill.
The bust was designed and created by Robert I Russin,a former University of Wyoming art professor and Wyoming’s best know sculptor, in 1959 to honour Lincoln’s 150th birthday. When Russin died in 2007 his ashes were interred in the monument.
The bronze bust is 13 1/2 feet (4.4 metres) and is set on a 35ft (11.4m) local granite base which is actually a hollow concrete pillar filled with ladders and lightning rods. The head itself was cast in 30 pieces which are bolted together and weighs 4,500 lbs.
My photo “Abraham Lincoln” shows the bust close up.
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