Outdoors & Recreation Community Parks

Lincoln Memorial/Presidents Park

Dixon, IL - Lee County
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Address:

  • 100 Lincoln Statue Dr.
  • Dixon, IL, 61021
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Details

Lincoln statue; historic log cabin; riverwalk along Rock River.

The memorial commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s 1832 service in the Black Hawk War. Sculpted by Leonard Crunelle, the statue was dedicated on September 24, 1930.

The memorial consists of a full-length bronze figure of Lincoln as a 23-year-old captain during the Black Hawk War. He wears a sword and belt and carries his coat over one arm. The rear of the granite base bears an inscription commemorating the city’s founder, John Dixon. A plaque located behind the work carries a description of Lincoln’s Black Hawk War service as well as the names of individuals involved in creation of the memorial.

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