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Remember00g Harry Hahn on the 10 A'00'0000,ersary of passing o ! The late Larry Montgomery, Mayor of Mt. Pulaski, presented harry with a"Key to the City of Mt. Pulaski". On February 10, 2000 Harry Hahn passed away at a Peoria grade school after giving one of his many presentations of Abraham Lincoln. His son, Steve, provided these photos and the accompanying Logan County Board Resolution for this remembrance. Steve says the family still, after ten years, receives telephone calls from all over inquiring about Harry, to see if he is still portraying Lincoln. Resolution Proceeding Before The Logan County Board Lincoln Illinois April 18, 2000 A Tribute to Harry Hahn Mt. Pulaski's Abe Lincoln WHEREAS, Abraham Lincoln left his footprints in Logan County, Illinois from the time he was a sur- veyor at the age of 26 years until his funeral train passed through the County in May, 1865; and WHEREAS, during that period, Abraham Lincoln was known as a story teller and a railsplitter and had served in the professions of surveyor, prairie lawyer, State Legislator, Congressman as well as President of the United States; and WHEREAS, many citizens in the towns of Logan County:Elkhart, Broadwell, Middletown, Mt. Pulaski, Atlanta, Postville and Lincoln, knew Abraham Lin- coln and often were associated with him in one way or another; and WHEREAS, the personal traits of Abraham Lin- coln and his contributions to the heritage of Logan County and the entire nation during his lifetime have made him one of the all time greats in the American presidency; and WHEREAS. across the nation there have been those persons who have kept the "Lincoln Story" alive for future generations; and WHEREAS. Harry V. Hahn of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois became one of those persons who portrayed Abra- ham Lincoln and his life; and WHEREAS as Abraham Lincoln, Harry V. Hahn presented the Lincoln story for a period of time totaling nearly thirty-nine years; and WHEREAS not only did Harry Hahn bear a strik- ing image of America' s sixteenth President, but he also became a learned student of Lincoln's life; and WHEREAS Harry Hahn's appearance and pre- sentations made him one of the nation's premier Lin- coln's po,traying the President; and WHEREAS Harry Hahn's presentations of Abra- ham Lincoln to the school youth encouraged them to learn their history and to respect their heritage; WHEREAS, Harry Hahn passed away Thursday, February 10, 2000 following an Abraham Lincoln presentation to school children; and WHEREAS, Harry Hahn and his Abraham Lincoln presentations will be missed not only by the citizens 0f Logan County, but throughout the State of Illinois; and THEREFORE, the Logan County Board wishes to express.their sympathy to the family of Harry Hahn of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois and "thank" them for sharing his life as "Mr. Lincoln" with the citizens of Logan County, the State of Illinois and the nation where he traveled as Mr. Lincoln. Adopted unanimously in open meeting this 18 th day of April 2000. /S/Darrell Deverman, Chairman of Logan County Board /S/Sally J. Litterly, Logan County Clerk (SEAL) and .....................................................................................