The Famous Watermelon

The Lincoln Watermelon
This aluminum statue of a watermelon in Lincoln, IL commemorates the naming of the town by Abraham Lincoln. Associates of Lincoln suggested the name, and the future president christened the town by pouring juice from a watermelon that had been scooped out with a tin cup. Mr. Lincoln is reported to have said at the moment, “I’ve never known anything by the name of Lincoln that has ever amounted to much.”