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Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Category: Feature Stories
(Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series on the history of public art in the Quad Cities.)
Standing on a ridge overlooking the Rock River, an 18-ton granite statue of Black Hawk dominates the space before the Watch Tower Lodge at the Black Hawk State Historic Site (1510 46th Avenue in Rock Island). This is near the location of the Native American village Saukenuk, the largest settlement in Illinois when it became a state in 1818. The statue’s commanding presence tells us that this was a man of great importance.
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