West End of Lincoln Memorial Bridge, off US Route 50 to IL 33 towards Vincennes, IN
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The Lincoln Trail State Memorial marks the location where, according to tradition, Abraham Lincoln entered Illinois with his family in early March, 1830.

The monument, sculpted by Nellie Verne Walker and dedicated in 1938, is a full-length bronze figure of Lincoln set within a sculptured limestone wall panel that depicts three adults and two children walking beside an ox-driven covered wagon, with an angel leading them to their new home.