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Kewanee, Illinois: Hog Capital of the World (Gone)

A pig in a brick doghouse lent credibility to the claims of the local hog industry. Reported gone May 2024.

Directions:
Downtown. On the north side of W. 3rd St. just west of its intersection with N. Tremont St. In a little park next to a flagpole.
Hours:
Reported gone May 2024.
Status:
Gone

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Hog Capital of the World

This attraction is no longer there. We physically checked out the location to no avail. While in town I called the local historic society, and the representative said that the Hog Capital of the World tribute [a hog statue in a little brick doghouse with a sign] had been removed. Also, the hog statue in the historical museum is not the same one that was at the site.

[Joseph D. Kubal, 05/11/2024]

Hog Capital.

Hog Capital of the World

This Hog Capital of the World sign display merits interest as an offbeat attraction. Can't think of reason you put it on the "Gone" list.

[Charlie Dodge, 01/27/2018]

The little porker we visited many road trips ago vanished from his old spot next to the fire department in 2010. We're happy as pigs in you-know-what to see that he's found a new home.

Hog Capital of the World

The pig is no longer here. Apparently it was removed in early 2010.

[Jenny Crossling, 10/13/2010]
Hog Capital of the World

Located in Henry County in Northwest Illinois is Kewanee, known as the Hog Capital of the World. A gigantic celebration is held every Labor Day weekend where 50 thousand pork chops are grilled and sold to the public. There is a 6-foot tall concrete pig located in front of city hall making known to visitors and locals alike that they are in the hog capital.

[L. Flannery, 07/10/1997]

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