Lincoln, Illinois: Lincoln Watermelon Monument Team Field Report

101 N. Chicago St., Lincoln, IL
I-55 exit 126 onto Hwy 10, right at 2nd light, left at next light onto 5th St. This bends to the left and changes to Logan - stay on it. Make quick right onto Broadway. Monument is on the north side of Broadway St. between N. Chicago St. and the train tracks.
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Lincoln Watermelon Monument

Obscure monument commemorates a visit by then-lawyer Abe Lincoln, who christened his namesake town with watermelon juice. Report...
Lincoln Watermelon Monument

Loopy Lincoln Landmark: The startling connection between Lincoln and watermelons is made. Report...

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Lincoln Watermelon Monument

It appears to have been removed. There is a lot of construction but no statue. Perhaps it was moved to a safe place until the construction is completed. We did see a neat mural of a penny painted on a building nearby....

[Krista M, 11/15/2017]

Watermelon monument.

Lincoln Watermelon Monument

Visited 12/31/15 -- looks like the watermelon has been redone and the sign is newer.

[Chris, 01/02/2016]
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