Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Wings of Peace and Freedom
The sculpture is an expression of Mr. Tanev's gratitude to President Ronald Reagan for his part in ending the Cold War. Because Dixon was the President's boyhood home, Mr Tanev sought to award the town that had produced such a courageous and strong leader. Mr Tanev attributed his own success and good fortune to his having left the oppression of Bulgaria for the prosperity and hope he found in the United States of America. The sculpture is for his the very symbol of the joy and triumph he found in the peace and freedom of his adopted homeland.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan
Location. 41° 50.574′ N, 89° 28.918′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and South Galena Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 2nd Street. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon IL 61021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berlin Wall Replica (a few steps from this marker); Our Fathers — Veterans of 1861-1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward T. Miller (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Supports Fremont for President (about 300 feet away); First Christian Church (about 500 feet away); Dixon Public Library (about 600 feet away); Dixon Historic Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
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