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Restoration work this summer for Chief Black Hawk statue in Oregon

Restoration work is expected to cost around 1 million dollars for the Chief Black Hawk statue at Lowden State Park in Oregon.

The last time work was done on Chief Black Hawk was in 2008.

The project will include the robe for the Chief along with his elbows.

The 50-foot concrete statue has been in Ogle County since 1911. Figures indicate that around 400,000 people visit the site at Lowden State Park each year.

The restoration project is expected to begin in August. Scaffolding will go up around the statue next month.

The project is expected to be completed next spring.

$724,000 has been raised so far for the work on the 103 year old Chief Black Hawk statue. If you like to donate money for the restoration project, you can send the amount to the Illinois Conservation Foundation.

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