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Rockford, Illinois: Big Abraham Lincoln Bust

A five-foot-tall bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln keeps watch over Courthouse Square. People rub Abe's nose for luck.

S. Church St., Rockford, IL
Downtown, on the northwest corner of Elm and S. Church Sts.
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Big Abraham Lincoln Bust

This huge bust of Abraham Lincoln resides at Public Courthouse Square on the northwest corner of Elm and Church streets. This is so new it still has the plastic on it.

[Vinny Gragg, 07/25/2013]

The five-foot-tall head's official name is "Iron Determination." It's been there since 2009, but the courthouse square was apparently being upgraded just before you visited. Must. Keep. Abe's. Head. Clean.

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