Troy, Kansas: Peter Toth Indian Monument

One of over 70 giant Indian heads carved by Peter Toth across the U.S. and Canada. Also in Troy, the place furthest west that Abraham Lincoln ever visited -- a claim disputed by Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Address:
E. Chestnut St., Troy, KS
Directions:
Downtown, on the south lawn of the county courthouse. North side of E. Chestnut St. between S. Liberty and S. Main Sts.
Admission:
Free
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Peter Toth Indian sculpture.

Peter Toth Indian Monument

Beautiful sculpture is still in excellent shape. [James Yingling, 02/08/2013]
Peter Toth Indian Monument

Peter Toth has made at least one monument to the Native Americans in each state. His Kansas monument is on the south courthouse lawn in Troy. Abraham Lincoln visited Troy in December of 1859, the farthest west that he ever traveled. You can visit the Tennent-Baker house on the northeast corner of the square.

[Larry Barnthson, 09/03/2012]

The Tennent-Baker house has a monument on its lawn topped by a bust of Lincoln, memorializing a speech that he delivered a few feet away. Council Bluffs, Iowa, which is farther west than Troy, has a monument where it claims that Lincoln once stood -- another stop on the same Western trip that took him to Kansas. Maybe it doesn't count because he was just passing through?

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