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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 MarkersGeorge Marshall Home - Wayne, IL

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One of the most famous inhabitants of tiny Wayne has been memorialized by officials from the DuPage County Historical Museum and the Illinois State Historical Society, who joined forces to place a plaque on the site where his home once stood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/6/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of World's First Parabolic Radio Telescope - Wheaton, IL

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Built in 1937 by Grote Reber in his backyard, later disassembled and moved for posterity to Greenbank, WV. The backyard site is now a parking lot, and a historical marker was added in 1999 to commemorate this first.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJFK campaign stop marker - Geneva, IL

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A flat marker in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, commemorating Kennedy's campaign speech here on October 25, 1960.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: never

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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: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSettlement of Peoria, Detweiller Marina - Peoria, IL

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This plaque, mounted on a planter near the Detweiller Marina, is about explorers Marquette and Joilet landing here and having a fort established that would later become the present city of Peoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/20/2013

last visited: never

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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: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersElijah Parish Lovejoy – Alton, IL

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This historical marker is appropriately placed on the corner of College Avenue Presbyterian Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Lincoln Depot - Springfield, IL

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The marker at the depot commemorates the start of the 1,904 mile, 12 day adventure filled journey from Springfield to Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/7/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersDeparture Point of The Donner Party - Springfield, IL

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On April 16, 1846, nine covered wagons left Springfield, Illinois on the 2500 mile journey to California, in what would become one of the greatest tragedies in the history of westward migration, commemorated by this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2013

last visited: 2/4/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death - Springfield, IL

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Small bronze plaque commemorating a sad chapter in Illinois and American history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/4/2013

last visited: 2/8/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln Eighth Judicial District County Seat Marker — Springfield, IL

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One of a series that marks the route of Lincoln as he rode the Eighth Judicial District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/4/2013

last visited: 2/7/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Coal Mine in Illinois-Murphysboro, IL

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Located on the southeast corner of the courthouse square, this historical sign celebrates Illinois' first coal mine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/4/2013

last visited: never

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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 MarkersBroken Hand Historical Marker – Rock Island, IL

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This marker is located outside the Black Hawk Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/30/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe First Beatle in America George Harrison - Benton, IL

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Just unveiled in September 2013, this new marker commemorates the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's first visit to America (before he was fab.)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWhere Lincoln Walked - Jonesboro, IL

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Another in the Looking for Lincoln series, detailing Lincoln's visit to the town for his third debate with Douglas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County - Charleston, IL

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Another of the Looking for Lincoln series, commemorating activities of Abraham Lincoln campaigning in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/19/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln Eighth Judicial District Edgar/Coles Counties Line Marker - Kansas, IL

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The "border marker" for Coles and Edgar 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: 10/8/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln Eighth Judicial District County Seat Marker — Charleston, IL

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One of a series that marks the route of Lincoln as he rode the Eighth Judicial District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/8/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln Eighth Judicial District Shelby/Coles Counties Line Marker - Mattoon, IL

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The "border marker" for Coles and Shelby 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: 10/7/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln Eighth Judicial District County Seat Marker — Sullivan, IL

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One of a series that marks the route of Lincoln as he rode the Eighth Judicial District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/6/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Memorial - Wyman Park, Sullivan, IL

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A bigger than life size Lincoln Memorial in Wyman Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/6/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersDeskins Tavern - Lincoln, IL

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Deskins Tavern was where Lincoln and others stayed and ate while doing business at the Postville Courthouse across the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/22/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPostville Park - Lincoln, IL

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Here, Russell Post founded Postville, and on the town green Abraham Lincoln and others played Townball, a predecessor to baseball.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersKellogg’s Grove Blackhawk War Monument - Kent, IL

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A monument honoring those killed in the Black Hawk War, including in the final Illinois battle which occurred at this grove in June,1832. Abraham Lincoln, a member of the Illinois militia, helped to bury five of the slain men.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/15/2013

last visited: never

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