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Abraham Lincoln’s birthday commemorated with ten foot ice portrait

Abraham Lincoln memorial in Washington DC.
Abraham Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. Image by Mark Fischer / CC BY-SA 2.0

In East Dundee, Illinois, they are putting the wintery conditions to good use. In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday which falls on the 12th of February, professional snow sculptors will be creating a ten foot bust of the 16th president that will be dedicated in an event on Saturday. Alongside the sculpture, impersonators of Mr and Mrs Lincoln will greet guests and be available to answer questions. Read more: chicagotribune.com