Charleston, Illinois: Abraham Lincoln on a Log

Broad-shouldered, tiny-headed Abe Lincoln was hewn from a tree trunk with a chainsaw. Gettysburg Address on a plaque.

Morton Park

Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL
Southeast corner of Morton Park, Lincoln Avenue and 2nd Street. Statue is surrounded by a fence.
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Abraham Lincoln on a Log

I'm from here. "Tiny Head Lincoln" is what the locals call him. He's not far from a giant ugly Lincoln just a few miles east of town.

[Arlo Roan, 03/26/2016]

Lincoln on a log.

Abraham Lincoln-Logged

Found this life-size carving of Abraham Lincoln in Morton Park, Charleston, Illinois. It is still attached to the monstrous-sized log from which it emerged. Appears to have been sculpted by chainsaw. The plaque in front contains the text of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Didn't notice any other identifying information about it.

[O'Neal, 06/15/2015]

Charleston is along the Lincoln Highway. There's a more traditional bronze statue of Lincoln at the nearby Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum.

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