News

World’s Largest Covered Wagon to be Repaired

World’s Largest Covered Wagon to be Repaired

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Lincoln’s┬árecord-holding covered wagon will undergo repairs after being damaged by strong winds last week.

The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized the 40-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, 10,000-pound wagon as the world’s largest.

It was hand-built of Illinois oak and steel in 2001 by Pawnee resident David Bentley, and bought in 2007 by the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.

It sits near a hotel in the town of Lincoln and has become quite the tourist attraction, with its 12-foot fiberglass Abraham Lincoln sitting on the wagon seat.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that (http://tinyurl.com/k3p95rj ) the wagon was nearly toppled by winds estimated at about 50 miles per hour on Jan. 26. One wheel was destroyed and another broken.

Tourism officials hope the repairs can be made quickly.

Recent Headlines

today in Entertainment, Sports

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, wrongly convicted of murder, dead

hurrican

The boxer's imprisonment, and battle to free him, are immortalized in the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the film of the same name, starring Denzel Washington.

yesterday in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

elvis

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

Friday in Entertainment

REVIEW: Johnny Depp and crew fail at ‘Transcendence’

This image released by Warner Brothers Pictures shows Johnny Depp in a scene from the sci-fi thriller "Transcendence."

Johnny Depp falls short of greatness in his latest film, but at least it's not "Lone Ranger."