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Illinois Historical Markers
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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 MarkersIllinois and Michigan Canal - Ottawa, IL

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A historical marker describing the significance of the former canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2008

last visited: 7/10/2017

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Scripps Family - Rushville, IL

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A short history of this pioneer journalists family, who lived in Rushville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/26/2008

last visited: 5/31/2007

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Island Grove, New Berlin, IL

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One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of the Lincoln Cabin & Winter of the Deep Snow markers - west Decatur area, IL

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A marker mentioning the location of the first Lincoln family log cabin to the east and a Looking for Lincoln exhibit documenting the Winter of the Deep Snow that the Lincolns faced at their homestead here in 1830.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's First Home in Illinois. Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park.

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Abe Lincoln's FIRST home in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/2/2010

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Macon/Christian County Line Marker — Mt. Auburn, IL

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The "border marker" for Macon and Christian Counties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit route that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln traveled this way... - Decatur, IL

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The marker continues: ...AS HE RODE THE CIRCUIT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT *** 1847-1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's First Speech, Looking for Lincoln - Decatur, IL

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Describes Lincoln's first political speech supporting a local Whig candidate given in Decatur on June, 1830 when he was a barefoot 21-year-old! Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/14/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln The Railsplitter Candidate - Decatur, IL

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A marker describing the origin of the "railsplitter" moniker for Abe during his Presidential campaign. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/29/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln on the Circuit - Decatur, IL

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A marker describing the nature of cases that Abe faced as a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

Image for Macon County's First Courthouse marker - Decatur, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersMacon County's First Courthouse marker - Decatur, IL

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A replica of Macon County's First Courthouse, a colonial two-story building with a chimney, windows with shutters and a central front door, with inscription tablet mentioning that Lincoln practiced here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Nomination Convention "Wigwam" markers - Decatur, IL

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A Looking for Lincoln exhibit and a plaque with relief, commemorating the location of the May 1860 endorsement of Abraham Lincoln as the candidate of the Illinois Republican Party for President.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/29/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Coming to Illinois - Decatur, IL

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A marker describing the coming to Illinois of Lincoln's family in March 1830. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/29/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWake Up Lincoln! - Decatur, IL

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A marker relating the story of Abe taking a nap while the local Republicans were agreeing to nominate him. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2011

last visited: never

Image for Potawatomi Trail of Death marker - Sangamon Crossing, Decatur (Argenta), ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Sangamon Crossing, Decatur (Argenta), IL

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One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's Landscape marker - Lincoln Memorial Garden, Springfield, IL

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Several years ago the Looking For Lincoln Heritage Coalition erected 210 signs to tell stories about Abraham Lincoln. This one is at the entrance to the Lincoln Memorial Garden near Springfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/22/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRailroads and the Founding of Mendota, Mendota, IL

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A historical marker commemorating the role of the railroads in the founding of the City of Mendota, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 10/8/2010

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbe Lincoln Traveled this way on the 8th Judicial District.

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This one is out in the middle of nowhere!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/12/2010

last visited: 5/17/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersMacon County Museum - Decatur, IL

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Marker denoting the location of the Macon County Museum, which has preserved the first county courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. Another of the Looking for Lincoln series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/31/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFull Service on route 66 - Dwight, Illinois, USA.

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This cottage style service station is known as 'Ambler's Texaco Gas Station'. Listed by the National Park Service, as part of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, & has its very own official Googie style historical marker, Dwight, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/31/2016

last visited: 11/1/2016

Image for Railroads Bring Change - Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersRailroads Bring Change - Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL

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A marker in the Looking for Lincoln series, at the crossing in the Monticello Railway Museum. It explains how Lincoln was a proponent of railroads, worked for Illinois Central as a lobbyist and tried cases involving rail rights-of-way.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/24/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death cemetery marker - Monticello, IL

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Plaque on a stone in the Monticello City Cemetery, commemorating the victims of the Trail of Death buried here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersTrail of Death Pyatt's Point markers - Monticello, IL

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A pair of signs - wooden & metal - that mark the local encampment site for the Potawatomi Indians on their forced march from Indiana in 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2011

last visited: never

Image for Abraham Lincoln traveled this way...  - Monticello, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln traveled this way... - Monticello, IL

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The marker continues: ...AS HE RODE THE CIRCUIT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT *** 1847-1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Log Cabin in Sangamon County, Illinois.

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This marker indicates the first log cabin in Sangamon County, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/27/2011

last visited: 3/26/2011

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