Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
Ronald Reagan moved to Dixon with his parents when he was nine. A life-size sculpture of Reagan stands outside of his boyhood home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. In 2007 a second statue was unveiled here, nine feet tall, of Reagan on horseback, modeled from photos taken on the day in 1950 when he rode into Dixon during the town's "Injun Summer Days." The new statue stands in a park where Hennepin Ave. -- also named Reagan Way -- meets the Rock River (Reagan later claimed that he had saved 77 lives as a Rock River lifeguard).
Other Reagan shrines in Dixon include his elementary school (now the Northwest Territory Historic Center) and the church where he was baptized and taught Sunday school.