Fulton, Illinois: Fishing Dutchman

Fashioned by a local sheet metal company, the cartoony Dutchman is about eight feet tall and sits with a fishing pole. His only part that isn't metal is his comically oversized wooden shoes.

201 10th Ave., Fulton, IL
Just east of the Dutch Windmill, on the north side of 10th Ave., between 2nd and 3rd Sts.
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Metal cutout Dutchman statue.

Fishing Dutchman

The Fishing Dutchman sculpture is very unique. It is made out of a sheet of metal approx 1 inch thick like a giant gingerbread man. He is wearing size XXXL wooden shoes. It was created by the employees of the J. T. Cullen company. It is right down the street from the De Immigrant Dutch windmill.

Also in town is Heritage Canyon. The canyon is an old limestone quarry with a 19th century village built in it, including a church, blacksmith shop, dentist office, clay pipe shop, school, covered bridge and log cabins. Very nice, and the kids will have fun exploring the nature trails and the swinging bridge.

[Cory Lenger, 11/23/2008]

All metal -- except for his wooden shoes.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dutch WindmillDutch Windmill, Fulton, IL - < 1 mi.
The Sawmill MuseumThe Sawmill Museum, Clinton, IA - < 1 mi.
Heritage CanyonHeritage Canyon, Fulton, IL - 1 mi.
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Hero Street USA Monument, Silvis, IL - 28 mi.

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