Monday, October 30, 2017

One a Day

September 2017 - Rapid City SD

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There is no particular order to my posts.

17. Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson became President following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He would inherit a country that was still fiercely divided, which is represented in his statue by the two halves of a map he holds in his hands. The statue stands on the corner of 6th St. & St. Joseph St. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1808 and served as a member of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the 1840's and 50's. President Johnson purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in a deal that would prove to be an incredible investment, as it drastically increased the size of the United States and provided the country with wealth in the form of gold and oil. Andrew Johnson died in 1875, shortly after returning to the Senate.

Sculptor: James Van Nuys

03 Jefferson
04 Madison
06 Adams
09 Harrison
10 Tyler
15 Buchanan
16 Lincoln
19 Hayes
26 Roosevelt
27 Taft
32 Roosevelt
33 Truman
36 Johnson
37 Nixon

39 Carter

1 comment:

  1. The sculptor captures the sense of a sour disposition that I've always imagined for Johnson.


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