Formally north of Danville along N. Vermilion Street (Dixie Highway)
Photo taken by Kevin Young
+40.06449, -88.2935940°03'52" N, 88°17'37" W
Built in 1949 as advertisement for Herbert Drews' heating business at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 136 in Vermilion County, later moved to the Curtis Apple Orchard in Champaign.
Text on a plaque beneath the statue:
This 17' tall copper statue was built in 1949 by Herbert W. Drews (1887-1961) of Danville to honor Kesis, a famous Indian chief of east central Illinois. It stood on Rt. 1 in Danville for 46 years, maintained first by the sculptor and then by his son, Herbert O. Drews (1915-1994). The sculptor's grandson, Randall Graham, moved the statue here in 1995."
- July 11, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard