Friday, August 3, 2018

Taking a horseless carriage for a spin on Michigan Avenue at 9th street, passing the General John Logan Memorial in Grant Park, Chicago, 1900.

Taking a horseless carriage for a spin on Michigan Avenue at 9th street, Chicago, 1900.
The Logan Memorial was sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (of 1893 World's Columbian Exposition fame) and Alexander Phimister Proctor and architect Stanford White, created during 1894–1897 and dedicated on July 22, 1897. 
General Logan Statue
Logan served in the Mexican–American War and was a general in the Union Army in the Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a State Senator, a Congressman, and as a U.S. Senator.
Logan was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine in the election of 1884.
General John Logan
As the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he is regarded as the most important figure in the movement to recognize Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) as an official holiday.

Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D. 

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