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Mount Pleasant, Illinois: Rest Stop Memorial to King Neptune the Pig

Unveiled in 1989. King Neptune was a local pig whose "auctions" raised $19 million in war bonds during World War II. You can visit his actual grave only two miles away; this memorial is for travelers who don't want to get off the interstate.

Trail of Tears Welcome Center

I-57 N., Mount Pleasant, IL
Trail of Tears Welcome Center. On northbound I-57, north of exit 31. Memorial is on the south end of the tree-filled plaza, just to the left of the truck parking lot.
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Grave of King Neptune.

Grave of King Neptune the Pig

The grave has been updated; it's really nicely done now. I believe it is in the same place as we had no trouble locating it from your directions.

[Claros Clan, 08/21/2013]

This is actually the rest stop memorial to King Neptune; his grave is only two miles away, but off the interstate.

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