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Sheboygan, Wisconsin: James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden

James Tellen, a furniture-maker, sculpted 30 imaginative concrete figures in his back yard, including one of Abe Lincoln chopping wood.

5634 Evergreen Drive, Sheboygan, WI
South of Sheboygan, from I-43, exit and go east on Wisconsin 28/Washington Ave. to Taylor Dr. Turn right (south) on Taylor Dr. to County Road EE (Weeden Creek Road). Turn east (left) onto EE to Evergreen Drive. Stay on Evergreen Drive along the shore for 1 mile, the site is 1/2 block past Indian Mound Road.
Daily 8-6. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Abe Lincoln splitting a log.

James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden

James Tellen's rendition of Abraham Lincoln still splits logs in the Wisconsin woods.

[Ron Renken, 06/29/2020]

Tellen sculptures.

James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden

A cool mix of woodland creatures, religious and historical figures, Indians, pioneers, gnomes and small castles. The entrance to the garden is a crudely done faux bois fence with a scary looking Indian chief crouched behind it.

Nestled in some lush, but extremely mosquito infested woods outside of Sheboygan, WI. Cool place, but be sure to bring plenty of bug spray.

[Mary Norvell, 08/07/2010]
James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden

James A. Tellen, a former furniture factory worker, sculpted a collection of 30 concrete characters in his summer cottage's backyard from 1942 to 1957, when he died at age 77.

The Kohler Foundation has preserved and restored the folk art figures, left in place where Tellen erected them.

[ Team, 12/30/2007]

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