Last year I showed you a statue of Abraham Lincoln on the Syracuse University campus. That statue depicted a deep thinking Lincoln. Next door to SU, another statue of Lincoln resides on the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry which was created by artist and ESF alum, Anna Hyatt Huntington. The statue titled, On the Circuit, shows a young Lincoln in Illinois back in the 1840’s riding a horse and reading a book on his way to the next town to offer his services as a lawyer. The circuit took Lincoln away from his home for six months each year and covered over 400 miles.
Here is the whole statue on the SUNY-ESF campus with Bray Hall in the background.