These giant busts reside on private property, with only a few opportunities for the public to visit them each year. Exposed to the elements, cracked and crumbling in various stages of deterioration, they are surrounded by heavy equipment in an apocalyptic industrial wasteland where the mold and moss adds character and awesomeness to the entire experience.
Considered two of the 8 Greatest Presidents, the heads of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson are 20% larger than the other presidents’ heads.
Abraham Lincoln at 6’4” was our tallest president. Geneticists now think that he might have had Marfan or some other marfanoid syndrome that was responsible for his height and elongated features.
Andrew Jackson was involved in several duels. When he died in 1845, he had a bullet still in his chest from a duel in 1806.
Jackson also had a parrot that he taught to swear. The parrot was in attendance at Jackson’s funeral that took place in his home; the parrot became agitated and began swearing loudly upsetting the guests. He had to be removed from the room.
Copyright 2020 Susan Rissi Tregoning
February 21st, 2020
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