Ginormous Abe Lincoln

 On the outskirts of Kankakee, Illinois, visible from I-57 but not easily accessible, is the biggest Abe Lincoln we’ve ever seen. This guy looms over Kankakee, like a midwestern Rio de Janeiro Jesus, with a view from 40 feet high. He dwarfs the Lincoln of Lincoln Memorial fame, who is a paltry19 feet from top to bottom (though in D.C. Abe’s sitting down, so we’ll call it a tie).

After winding through a few side streets off the exit, we made our way to the home of the giant chief… CONTINUE READING >>

Ginonormous Abe Lincoln in Kankakee Illinois On
the outskirts of Kankakee, Illinois, visible from I-57 but not
easily accessible, is the biggest Abe Lincoln we’ve ever
seen. This guy looms over Kankakee, like a midwestern Rio de
Janeiro Jesus, with a view from 40 feet high. He dwarfs the
Lincoln of Lincoln Memorial fame, who is a paltry 19 feet from
top to bottom (though in D.C. Abe’s sitting down, so we’ll
call it a tie).

After
winding through a few side streets off the exit, we made our
way to the home of the giant chief executive, Alexander Construction,
Inc. Mr. Jerry Alexander was kind enough to take time out of his schedule
to chat us up about his enormous Abe. Commissioned in Wisconsin at
the F.A.S.T.
Corporation
, Mr. Alexander gave the artist a picture from which
to draw inspiration and the fiberglass

fabrication was underway.

Ginonormous Abe Lincoln in Kankakee Illinois

The colossal
Commander in Chief can hold signs in his left hand. Things like
“Support Our Troops“, “Merry Christmas” and
sometimes political statements but Mr. Alexander said that honest
Abe does not use his notices for advertising. The attention he draws
may be another story. While it is true that Abraham Lincoln was
our tallest President, he certainly wasn’t this big!

David & Veronica,
GypsyNester.com

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for more information on how and where Abe was made.



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