Repairs to the Eternal Indian (Blackhawk) Statue Have Stalled
Having grown up directly across the Rock River from The Eternal Indian Statue (known by many as Blackhawk, or Chief Blackhawk), I've been following the restoration efforts going on in Oregon for quite awhile now. A news report published yesterday indicates that we're going to have to keep waiting.
Black Hawk Statue Renovations Set to Finish Next Summer
Good news for fans of the Black Hawk statue overlooking the Rock River at Lowden State Park. Officials working to restore the statue say work should be finished next summer. According to the Dixon Telegraph: Amy Lamb-Woods is project engineer for the Chicago-based studio and engineering firm that the state hired to repair the 104-year-old Black Hawk statue...
Restoration Work to Begin on Black Hawk Statue
OREGON, Ill. (AP) — Preparations are starting in an $825,000 restoration project to repair a more than century-old statue of a Native American overlooking the Rock River in northern Illinois. Dr. Andrzej Dajnowski, the project's conservator, says a crew has been testing various repair mixtures to fill cracks in the 50-foot tall statue...