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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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Illinois Historical MarkersLaSalle-Peru, Illinois

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The story of the twin cities of LaSalle and Peru.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/2/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of the Grand Villiage of the Kickapoo

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This Illinois Historic Society Marker on the Central Illinois plains commemorates the site used by the Native Americans known as the Kickapoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/19/2008

last visited: 11/15/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, February 12, 1809. He moved with his family to Indiana in 1816 and to Illinois in 1830

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/11/2006

last visited: 10/6/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Comprehensive Highway Tree Planting, State Route 29, Springfield, Illinpois.

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This a historical marker along route 29 north of Springfield, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/30/2010

last visited: 3/27/2010

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Illinois Historical MarkersCitizenry Mourn Lincoln - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located in Pontiac's Fell Park and across the street from the town's train depot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/2/2011

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersFell Leads The Way - Pontiac, IL

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This marker is located at the entrance to Fell Park at 200 North Vermillion Street in Pontiac, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/2/2011

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort Wilbourn

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An Illinois State Historical Marker on the side of the road near an old fort.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/14/2007

last visited: 10/14/2007

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Slept Here - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located on the banks of the Vermilion River at North Mill Street in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 9/4/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersRiverbank Debate - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located on the banks of the Vermilion River at North Mill Street in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersRiding the Eighth - Pontiac, IL

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This marker is located on the grounds of the Livingston County Courthouse in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/15/2011

last visited: 5/9/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Speaks at Church - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located at 209 W Livingston St, Pontiac, IL 61764 between Plum and Mill Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/15/2011

last visited: 6/13/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersChief Pontiac - Pontiac, IL

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In honor of Chief Pontiac, the city of Pontiac is named after this intrepid warrior.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/30/2008

last visited: 5/8/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Information highway for the Midwest - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.

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The first Information Highway stretched from The East coast of the USA along US-66. Today there are six wayside exhibits in Pontiac, & each tells a different story about America's Mother Road highway & the City of Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/31/2016

last visited: 11/1/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Wins His Case marker - Pontiac, IL

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Commemorates the case that Abraham Lincoln won here against rival attorney Stephen A. Douglas, his future Senatorial opponent. Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/7/2011

last visited: 5/9/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln and the Talisman

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Rest area on east side of northbound lane on I-55 just south of Sangamon river and Southbound lane

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/11/2006

last visited: 8/4/2006

Image for The Log Cabin Inn - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Log Cabin Inn - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.

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The Old Log Cabin Inn - Historic roadside Route 66 Restaurant & Gas Service Station. The cabin was turned around to face Route 66 when the road opened in 1926. The Restaurant is still serving customers, in the US-66 Town of Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersBenjamin Dann Walsh – Cambridge, IL

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This historical marker is located behind the building at the I-74 eastbound rest stop.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/26/2013

last visited: 6/3/2019

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Illinois Historical MarkersPeter Cartwright – Pleasant Plains, IL

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This historical marker is easy to find on the main street of town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/31/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersClayville Historical Site

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The first brick structure in Sangamon County, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/12/2009

last visited: 7/22/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersCamp Butler - Springfield, IL

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At the start of the Civil War, Camp Butler was a mustering point for Union volunteers from Illinois, then became a prisoner-of-war camp for captured Confederates. Today, it is a National Cemetery for all veterans.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/23/2008

last visited: 9/8/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersWyatt Earp Birthplace

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Wyatt Earp was born in Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/28/2007

last visited: 10/30/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Temporary Vault, Oak Ridge Cemetery - Springfield, IL

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The Temporary Vault, located where a stone marker is has now been placed behind the present tomb, was where Lincoln's remains were kept before being placed at the final location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/15/2013

last visited: 7/5/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersCanal Warehouse

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A marker describing an original building along the old I & M Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/8/2007

last visited: 9/3/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotowatomi Trail of Death - Riverton, Illinois

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Marker near the location the Potowatomi Indians stopped one night on the movement from Indiana to Kansas along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/6/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJohn Huston Finley 1863-1940, Grand Ridge, IL

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Grand Ridge, IL is the birthplace of John Huston Findley

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ClickChik

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/28/2009

last visited: never

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