Newton, Illinois: Burl Ives in Granite

Sit with a granite version of folk singer and actor Burl holding his granite guitar. He was the voice of the singing snowman in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

E. Jourdan St., Newton, IL
Midtown, on the northeast side of the courthouse square. On the north side of Hwy 130/E. Jourdan St. just east of its intersection with N. Van Buren St.
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Burl Ives Statue

Corner of Jourdan and Van Buren. He's sitting on a park bench with his guitar. Have a seat next to him for a photo op!

[Holly, 07/09/2017]

Burl, the voice of the singing snowman in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," grew up nearby and is buried east of town. His granite likeness arrived in Oct. 2014.

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