Graphite on Paper
The bottom floor of the courthouse is a community museum which displays things that were used in the community during the mid 1800's. I asked the docent if there was more upstairs. He said yes, it was the original courthouse of the 8th circuit. It is where Abraham Lincoln defended 72 people including two people accused of murder.
here. It has quite a surprise ending.
This drawing is from a photo I took of a statue that is in the park in front of the old courthouse. At first I thought the statue of the woman with Lincoln was his wife. But in fact, it is Mrs. Goings the woman he defended for murder charges.
I can't believe I have lived within 15 miles of this landmark all these years and didn't realize it was there.