- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2016

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - A Macon County committee dedicated to promoting tourism around Abraham Lincoln has been re-energized by a need to replace wayside signs.

The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports (https://bit.ly/1pbntyx ) the Looking for Lincoln Steering Committee hadn’t done much since the wayside exhibits were installed in 2009. But that changed when the signs faded and peeled prematurely.

Nathan Pierce is director of the Macon County History Museum. With guidance from the state Looking for Lincoln Committee, Pierce, Decatur Area Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Teri Hammel and seven others met to find a solution.

The sign producer blamed a subcontractor using inferior materials. But the signs are warrantied for 10 years so are being replaced for free.

Hammel says the group will ensure the exhibits are cared for.

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Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com


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