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River of Life
Clay story quilt.
A mural celebrating seven Naperville service clubs.
When the Naperville Heritage Society decided to commission a sculpture of the city’s founder, there was no debate regarding who would be its designer. Dick Locher, a longtime Naperville resident and legendary cartoonist, known forboth his Dick Tracy comic strips and his political cartoons, was immediately chosen to help create the statue of Capt. Joseph Naper. Bryan Ogg, curator of research for the heritage societies Naper Settlement Museum, called Lochers involvement in the project a natural union. Locher visited Naper’s Homestead site and researched the 1830s before making sketches.
Locher's concept and design were brought to life in this beautiful 9 ½ foot monumental sculpture by artist and sculptor Jeff Adams.
Dedication was August 23, 2013, on the 151st anniversary of Joseph Naper's death. Joe Naper is the 43rd piece of Century walk art.
The Printed Word
Mural telling story of publishing in Naperville. Originally painted in 1996 on the Naperville Sun Building, it was repainted on Ellman's Music Center in 1998.
NCTV17 Reports on Laughing Lincoln Coming to Town - Video
June 4, 2018 — Source: NCTV17 — Author: Casey Krajewski
Naperville Sun: Design for a Laughing Lincoln statue in Naperville's Central Park approved
May 1, 2018 — Source: Naperville Sun — Author: Erin Hegarty
Daily Herald: 'Laughing Lincoln' sculpture coming to Naperville's Central Park
April 30, 2018 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Marie Wilson
News updated: 5/26/2015 11:05 AM In memory of Naperville's Wehrli, Lincoln sculpture envisioned in town
May 26, 2015 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Marie Wilson