Install temporary wooden A-frame exhibit to hold label from damaged wagon exhibit
Sheryle Lindley, 217-391-3229
On March 28, 2013, a ca. 1870s wagon holding a large exhibit label was heavily damaged by a hit and run driver and had to be removed from the public area for repair. The information on the label is considered very important to the overall interpretive experience at the park so a temporary frame will be built by park staff to hold the label until the wagon can be repaired and returned to the street. The frame will be made of painted 2x4s and 2x6s in an A-frame shape with the label bolted to the frame. For security and to prevent it from tipping over, the frame posts need to be sunk into the ground approximately 1' to 18" directly adjacent to the boardwalk and in the verge between the main public boardwalk and the street. The area immediately adjacent to the boardwalk has been disturbed on a regular basis when the boardwalk is replaced every 5-6 years. The area where the back posts will be placed has also been disturbed by utility installation, trees, and general grounds maintenance over the course of 40+ years of park maintenance. In general, the historic Lincoln-era surface is more than 18" below the current surface.