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Abe Lincoln Rail Splitter Statue

801 E. Sangamon Ave. Springfield, Illinois 62703




This clean-shaven statue of young Mr. Lincoln stands in front of the Illinois Expo Building at Gate 1 of the Illinois State Fairgrounds. He is about 30 feet tall, a thin, gawky pre-grow-a-beard Abe. He holds an ax almost in Muffler Man configuration -- the statue is named "The Rail Splitter" -- and dates from 1968, when he was sculpted by Carl W. Rinnus, a Springfield native.