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Hudson, Illinois: World's Largest Square Knot

"A symbol of unity and strength," according to its accompanying plaque. Maybe eight feet high, sculpted out of metal in 2010.

Comlara Park

13001 Recreation Area Drive, Hudson, IL
In Comlara Park, northwest of town. I-39 exit 8. Drive west on Hwy 8 for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 33/Comlara Park Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn right into the park. Follow Recreation Area Drive south a half-mile to the parking lots. The Knot will be on the left, just to the right of the boat ramp.
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World's Largest Square Knot

It is now back in its spot by the water.

[Britt, 02/21/2023]
World's Largest Square Knot

The sculpture is not there. The sign for it is, though.

[Heather Hoyt, 07/25/2021]

This was an official sculpture, not the fever dream handiwork of a folk artist. Its still-standing sign is possibly a clue that it may return.

World's Largest Square Knot.

World's Largest Square Knot

In Comlara Park there is a statue of a giant square knot.

[Doug Dirr, 06/15/2017]

The Knot is large, but hardly giant; maybe eight feet high. It was sculpted out of metal by Morgan Elser, and unveiled on Oct. 2, 2010, in honor of the Boy Scouts of America organization's 100th birthday.

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