The measurements have been taken and the certification is complete. The Guinness Book of World Records have officially claimed that the gavel in front of the Clark County Courthouse was, indeed, the largest court gavel in the World.
The gavel is made of red oak and measures 36” in diameter, 61” height, and 16’6” in length.
If you love history or art, there’s no need to travel to Chicago—the small town of Marshall, Illinois is perfect for a weekend retreat. After all, where else can you pose for a selfie with 27 different lion statues? Yes, the county seat for Clark County is not only home of the Marshall High School Lions, but this town is also so proud of its Lion mascot that over two dozen lion statues can be found around town. These fun and whimsical statues were created with the help of the Gas Light Art Colony, a local organization dedicated to promoting art awareness and participation.
While you may not have given much thought to parks before, rest assured, there is a reason community parks play a critical role in both the current liveability and future of a town. The residents and leaders of Marshall, Illinois, understand the importance of parks, which explains why this small community has nine different parks for their citizens and visitors to enjoy.