State Police join Abraham Lincoln on the Big Slide

August 24, 2021

It’s becoming a tradition! Once again, the Illinois State Police joined Abraham Lincoln on the big slide at the 2021 Illinois State Fair.

On Sunday, August 15, five Illinois State Police troopers joined Abraham Lincoln as they hit the bright yellow slopes of the Illinois State Fair Giant Slide. The officers were pleased to offer an excellent security detail as they proceeded down the iconic structure, with Lincoln reaching the bottom in a tie with one of the officers.

“Its become a tradition for President Lincoln to take a turn on the Giant Slide, and we love to partner with the Illinois State Police to create this iconic moment!” says Sarah Watson, Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, also known as Looking for Lincoln. “Looking for Lincoln is pleased to provide Lincoln at the Illinois State Fair each year, and create opportunities for fair-attendees to meet and interact with our 16th president.”

He has had other opportunities to enjoy the fair as well! He tasted a corndog, visited the baby animals at the FFA barn, and has watched the dive show. The fair is full of wonders for our locally home-grown president! See more pics at

Photo Credit: Looking for Lincoln/Steve Warmowski, Warmowski Photography


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