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Kankakee, Illinois: Giant Abe Lincoln

28 feet tall, Abe stands in front of a heavy equipment rental lot, and holds signs that promote whatever its owner feels strongly about at the moment.

Alexander Construction and Innovative Mobile Marketing

Commerce Drive, Kankakee, IL
Alexander Construction and Innovative Mobile Marketing. Faces I-57 from north of the road and west of the Hwy 50 interchange. North edge of town. I-57 exit 315. North on Hwy 50, then turn left onto Larry Power Rd/E. 4000N Rd. Cross the train tracks and make the second left onto Commerce Drive. This dead ends at the yard where Lincoln stands.
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Two Lincolns.

Giant Abe Lincoln

As a professional Abraham Lincoln portrayer who happened to be visiting a school in Kankakee, I just had to stop and see Giant Abe Lincoln at Alexander Construction (technically in Bourbonnais). I had a nice chat with owner Jerry Alexander and some of his employees, and of course I also had my photo taken with the biggest Abe I know.

[Kevin Wood (aka Abraham Lincoln), 02/11/2016]

Lincoln insists: Go Bears.

Giant Abe Lincoln

Not worth the effort of getting off the highway. Seen best from the interstate anyway.

[Don Eby, 09/01/2015]

It's a statue on the property of a very specialized business, intended as a drive-by. Go Bears.

Lincoln statue.

Giant Abe Lincoln

Had a chance to jump off the interstate and get a close-up shot of Abe. He still stands at Alexander Construction, but is no longer holding anything in his hand. He was made by F.A.S.T. in Sparta, Wisconsin, and his mold is still in their bone yard. As far as I know he is the only Abe that has been pulled from that mold. He was made around 2004.

[Joel Baker, 05/30/2015]

Lincoln statue.

Giant Abe Lincoln

Not that great -- easy to miss and hard to access from the interstate.

[Katie, 01/01/2014]

Abe Lincoln statue.

Giant Abe Lincoln

Previously submitted but now I have a photo for you. Abe Lincoln faces south alongside Interstate 57. He's north of the road and west of the Rt.50 interchange (I-57, a generally N/S road is running E/W briefly here). He's at a business that rents or sells construction manlift machines. Since my prior sighting he's now done up as Abe Lincoln. Photo from moving car. Will get a better one when I figure out how to get to it other than stopping on the interstate.

[Steve Kraus, 05/25/2006]

Abe Lincoln, who manlifted slaves from human bondage.

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