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Ottawa, Illinois: Peter Toth Big Head

Another of Peter "Wolf" Toth's giant hand-carved Indian head sculptures. At last count he was up to around 75 of them.

Courtney St., Ottawa, IL
From Hwy 23/State St. just south of the bridge over the river, turn west at the stoplight onto Hwy 71/Courtney St. Drive a quarter-mile, then turn right into Allen Park. You'll see a parking lot straight ahead; the big head is next to it.
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Peter Toth Whispering Giant.

Peter Toth Big Head

Chief Standing Proud continues to stand tall and proud along the Illinois River. The wood is in good shape and appears free from any damage.

[Luv2RV, 09/09/2023]

Peter Toth Indian head.

Peter Wolf Toth Statue

This statue is next to the Illinois River, across the bridge from downtown Ottawa. Lots of sign point the way.

[Jackie Solomon, 06/27/2013]

Peter Toth has hand-carved over 70 of his "Whispering Giants," conceptually alike but each unique, and placed them in parks across the U.S. and Canada.

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