Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois
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Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

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Abraham Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon, J & S Auto Centre/Penache Boutique (1006 Woodlawn Road) on the corner of Woodlawn and Route 66, Lincoln, IL

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In this roadside attraction, 350-pound, 12-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln reads a law book while sitting upon a large-covered wagon in the only town in the United States named for and by Abraham Lincoln before he became president: Lincoln, Illinois. The Railsplitter Covered Wagon that he sits on is the The World’s Largest Covered Wagon. The 40-foot long, 12-foot wide, 24-foot tall wagon weighs five tons, the wagon is officially recognized as being the largest by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

Site: Abraham Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon
Location: J & S Auto Centre/Penache Boutique (1006 Woodlawn Road) on the corner of Woodlawn and Route 66, Lincoln, IL
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Visible at all hours.
Date: July 15, 2007

 

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Lincoln on the World's Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois
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