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Logan Statue in 2011

Logan Statue in 2011

In 2006, the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC revived a tradition of the society that dated from 1900 to 1940 which was to place a wreath at the base of the statue of Gen. John A. Logan in Logan Circle, NW in DC. The equestrian statue was dedicated in 1900 by President William McKinley. Gen. Logan and his family lived at Number 4 Iowa Circle, NW when he was a U.S. Senator from Illinois in the 1870s and Iowa Circle was re-named as Logan Circle in his honor in 1930. In recent years, the Memorial Day tribute to Logan has been co-sponsored by the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC, the National Park Service, and the Logan Circle Community Association. There are other statues that honor Gen. Logan in Illinois and other locations.

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