Abraham Lincoln Never Visited Idaho... So Why Are There Statues In His Honor In Boise?

Feb 13, 2020

Yesterday would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 211th birthday. 

That’s a big deal for Dave Leroy, an amateur historian and former Attorney General of Idaho. Although Lincoln never visited Idaho while he was alive, Leroy contends that he and the state are deeply connected in history. 


Today we bring back an episode of Wanna Know Idaho, our listener supported podcast, which answers a question about the Lincoln statues in downtown Boise. You can find the original episode here


And we're looking for new questions to investigate! Email us: idahomatters@boisestate.edu. 


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