Time to return Civil War Cannon to Proper Site
|Eugene Tincher stands in front of cannon and Lincoln Statue.|
Local veterans of the Civil War raised the funds for the statue which was a replica of Saint Gaudens' statue in Illinois. It was constructed by the Brittain Monument Works in Long Beach. A large celebration that included a gun salute off shore and a tribute from President Wilson marked the event.
|Abraham Lincoln Monument (Photo credit: enric archivell)|
The gun needs to be cleaned up and restored and returned to Lincoln Park so that it and the statue can have a proper 100th anniversary.