Crunelle Statue in Dixon, Illinois

Just off Galena Street (Route 26), you'll see this bronze statue on the north side of the Rock River. Located between the two downtown bridges, the statue dominates the site of the old Dixon blockhouse. It was dedicated August 23, 1930, during the centenary program of the founding of Fort Dixon.

Sculptor Leonard Crunelle portrays Abraham Lincoln as he may have looked while Captain of a company of soldiers during the Black Hawk War. Crunelle was born in France in 1872 and became a student of sculptor Lorado Taft in Chicago. He also created the "Lincoln, the Debater" statue in Freeport, Illinois.

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