memorial commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s 1832 service in the
Black Hawk War. Sculpted by Leonard Crunelle, the statue was dedicated
on September 24, 1930.
The memorial consists of a full-length bronze figure of Lincoln
as a 23-year-old captain during the Black Hawk War. He wears a sword
and belt and carries his coat over one arm. The rear of the granite
base bears an inscription commemorating the city’s founder,
John Dixon. A plaque located behind the work carries a description
of Lincoln’s Black Hawk War service as well as the names of
individuals involved in creation of the memorial.
Amy Martin, Director
Sunny Fischer, Chair
Daniel J. Arnold
Julia Sniderman Bachrach
D. Jeanie Cooke
Melinda Spitzer Johnston
Anthony J. Leone, Jr.
Dr. Shirley J. Portwood