Sunday, September 28, 2014
Will B. Rolling Statue
Port Byron is a small town in northern Illinois alongside the mighty Mississippi River.
Fun fact: Port Byron competes with Le Claire, Iowa, each year in a "tug fest". A 2700' (823m) rope is stretched across the Mississippi River for a series of tug-of-war competitions. Tug Fest is the only event in the U.S. that allows the Mississippi River to be shut down.
It dawned on me that I had this postcard in my collection. Soooo, you get a BONUS fun fact: "Will B. Rolling" is a replica of "Big Ben Bikin'" which is billed as the world's largest bicycle, and is located in Sparta, Wisconsin.