Black Hawk Statue Restoration Complete

Source: Rockford Register Star, January 8, 2020

Black Hawk Statue Restoration

3 photographs of damage to statue

“Funds Needed for Black Hawk Statue Restoration” by Susan Johnson, copy editor.

“The rough winter of 2013-2014 took a toll on the famous Black Hawk Statue in Ogle County. The 50-foot statue stands on a 125′ bluff overlooking Rock River in Lowden State Park. Constructed in 1910 by sculptor Lorado Taft, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally titled The Eternal Indian, it was intended to be a composite of Native American tribes who inhabited the area. Later, it was given the name “Black Hawk” in honor of the Sauk Leader who tried to defend his people’s homeland against the encroaching whites in the Black Hawk War of 1832.”

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Source: Rock River Times, July 2-8, 2014, Vol. 21, No. 37, pp 8 -9.