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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 Markers100th Anniversary of Marshall, Illinois

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Millstones, George Rogers Clark and the anniversary, lots of info on small marker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersNational Trail - E. Bound I-70, near Effingham, IL

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Both the E. & W. bound rest areas are named "National Trails Rest Area", so I assume a similar marker will be across the highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBeardstown High School Band - 1936

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Must have been a great trip in 1936, would be an exciting one, even today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Abraham Lincoln Speech - Beardstown, IL

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Boulder in city park records the spot where he spoke. This was part of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/28/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFlora

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Founding of Flora

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/27/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeneral Logan's Marriage - Old Shawneetown, IL

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The land registrar of Shawneetown was an old friend of Gen. Logan's and as a jest Mr. Cunningham promised his daughter to the General (she was 8 at the time)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe John Marshall Residence - Old Shawneetown, IL

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Once housed the first bank in Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGallatin County Courthouse - Equality, IL

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County courthouse once stood here, where now the Lawler Monument stands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGolden Rule Insurance Company, inc. - 1940 - Lawrenceville, IL

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"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," - The Golden Rule

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location: Illinois

date approved: 5/11/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst site of courthouse - McDonough County, IL

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A log structure was here when the rest of the area was fields.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/9/2014

last visited: never

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

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

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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.

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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

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Indians - Jacksonville, IL

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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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

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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