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

2800 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside, IL
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.
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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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