Lincoln Monument (Dixon, Illinois)
For uses of Lincoln Monument see Lincoln (disambiguation).
|Lincoln at 23|
|Dimensions||300 cm × 61 cm × 46 cm (10 ft × 2 ft × 1.5 ft)|
|Location||Dixon, Illinois, United States|
|Owner||Dixon Historical Society|
The Lincoln Monument is a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln that commemorates his 1832 service in the Black Hawk War. Located in President's Park in Dixon, Illinois, the bronze statue was sculpted by Leonard Crunelle and was dedicated on September 24, 1930. The memorial is maintained by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as a state historic site.
The inscription reads:
(On back of base, north side under relief of John Dixon:)
FOUNDER OF THE CITY OF DIXON
APRIL 11, 1830 - PROPRIETOR
OF THE FERRY AND TAVERN HERE
DURING THE BLACK HAWK WAR
(Under relief of Ft. Dixon:)
FORT DIXON IN 1832
(Under relief of a tavern, wagon, and boat:)
DIXON TAVERN AND FERRY 1830
(Front of base:)
- "Lincoln at 23, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois survey. 1992. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- Lincoln Monument - Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
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