Young Lincoln the Railsplitter.

30-Foot-Tall Skinny Abe Lincoln Statue

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Springfield, Illinois

This clean-shaven statue of young Mr. Lincoln stands in front of the Illinois Exhibits building at Gate 1 of the State Fair Grounds. He is about 30 feet tall, a thin, gawky pre-grow-a-beard Abe.

The statue is named "The Rail Splitter," and holds an ax almost in Muffler Man configuration. He dates from 1967, when he was built by local department store display director Carl Rinnus, who used fiberglass, a welded metal frame, and telephone poles for Abe's legs.

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30-Foot-Tall Skinny Abe Lincoln Statue

Illinois State Fairgrounds

Address:
E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield, IL
Directions:
North side of the city. On E. Sangamon Ave.at Main St., just inside Gate 1 of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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