North Riverside, Illinois: Uncle Pete The Scotsman

Statue of a kilted Scotsman in traditional regalia. If you push the button, you'll hear a bagpipe playing "The Craigielee March."

Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care

Address:
2800 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside, IL
Directions:
Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care. From Des Plaines Ave.turn west onto 28th St. Drive straight back, through the trees, until you come to a small parking lot and building entrance area on the right. The statue is there.
Phone:
708-447-5092
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Uncle Pete, the Scotsman.

Uncle Pete, the Scotsman

On the five-acre campus of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care stands a life-sized statue of a kilted Scotsman in traditional regalia, affectionately known as "Uncle Pete." Pushing a nearby button, bagpipe music can be heard playing "The Craigielee March" which was the inspiration for the more popular tune, "Waltzing Matilda."

Also on the premises is the Scottish-American Museum and Hall of Fame, the world's only Scottish-American Museum.

[Joseph D Kubal, 11/18/2019]

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