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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 MarkersDrouillard Creek - Drouillard Trail - Fort Massac State Park - Metropolis, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

Signed on with Lewis and Clark at Fort Massac, and perished at the hands of the Blackfeet in 1810.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFour Flags Over Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL

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Time line of ownership of the fort site. On marker area that looks blank is braile of the text.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 6/7/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort Massac - I-24 Rest Area, Metropolis, IL

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Inside the rest area tourism center is this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeorge Roges Clark - Metropolis, IL

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Among the pilings of the original fort, and near the statue of the man, is this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 6/7/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistorical - Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL

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No one usually notices the marker attached to the entry columns of the site. This is one of those markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 6/7/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersHome of Thomasanne Payne - Grayville, IL

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Songwriter

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/2/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWabash House - Grayville, IL

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Perfect for the "Rough and Ready" crowd coming off the river.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 4/2/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois College - Jacksonville, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

Three markers on this building explain its history and it relevance.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Indians - Jacksonville, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

The Potawatomi Trail of Death was the forced removal by United States forces from 4 September to 4 November 1838, of 859 members of the Potawatomi nation from Twin Lakes.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersDaniel Webster - Jacksonville, IL

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Spoke under the shade of an ole elm, 1937

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/12/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph Capps - Jacksonville, IL

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Quality of the Capps Indian blanket, but also to the marketing acumen of the firm ... The embodiment of the pioneer Protestant work ethic, Joseph Capps built a solid business. Capps established a wool carding operation in Jacksonville, Illinois.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/12/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGalatia United Methodist Church - Galatia, IL

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old church in small Saline County town.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/9/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCain Church - Saline Creek Pioneer Village - Harrisburg, IL

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This was not a "church" but a meeting house for the Society of Friends (Quakers).

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersChenault School - Harrisburg, IL

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Moved from Lecount Road, near Galatia, to here in 1971.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/6/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAydolette Cabin - Harrisburg, IL

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The Aydolette's are credited with have the first grist mill in the county.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAydolette barn and Thrashing Floor - Harrisburg, IL

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Pioneer family in Illinois with vanishing thrashing floor.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLegend of the Cherokee Rose - Brownfield, IL

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In the Field - Trovillion Cemetery outside Brownfield, where they spent the night during the Trail of Tears March.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/3/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Havana, IL

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Riding the Circuit with Mr. Lincoln: Summary of the Eighth Judicial Circuit

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln Spoke - Bath, IL

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He took a bible from his pocket and began to read....

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location: Illinois

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCivil War Cemetery - Mound City, IL

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Inside the Mound City National Cemetery are several historic markers. They should be seen, and they are combined here as one. Major marker is the Naval Cannon buried breech down and plaqued with the cemetery statistics.

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location: Illinois

date approved: 2/23/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGrant camped here - Naples, IL

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Last stop in Illinois before his Missouri campaign.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersTribute to supporters - Scott County, IL

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Big boulder is tribute to the supporters of the county during the great flood of 1993.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMaxwell Kennedy - Rushville, IL

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Founded a college and it closed when he passed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFrom this spot - Abraham Lincoln - Rushville, IL

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Boulder, next to the gazebo, marks where Lincoln spoke in Rushville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersStephen Arnold Douglas - Winchester, IL

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Old marker in roadside park on old US 36

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/18/2014

last visited: never

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