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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 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: 6/24/2015

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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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Illinois Historical MarkersDebate Square - Freeport, IL

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Freeport's Debate Square is an acre plus park with winding walkways, benches, and vivid landscaping commemorating the Second Lincoln Douglas Debate of August 27, 1858.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/10/2013

last visited: 9/12/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln the Lawyer - Bloomington, IL

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A Looking for Lincoln series marker commemorating Lincoln's visits to the McLean County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/6/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District - Bloomington, IL

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Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857. Erected 1921 by the Lincoln Circuit Marking Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/6/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMiller-Davis Buildings - Bloomington, IL

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A Looking for Lincoln series marker and plaque on building explaining how Lincoln and associates used the offices for attorneys on the Old Eighth Circuit Court from 1844 into the 1850's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Lost Speech - Bloomington, IL

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A collection of markers commemorating a speech Lincoln gave against the the Kansas-Nebraska Act on May 29, 1856. Known as "The Lost Speech," no reliable text of that speech exists. The gathering in Bloomington gave rise to the Republican Party.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's Real Estate - Bloomington, IL

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A marker of the Looking for Lincoln series, commemorating Lincoln's purchase of lots at the NW corner of Jefferson and McLean on October 6, 1851, for $325.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois Central R. R. - Bloomington, IL

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One of the Looking for Lincoln marker series, commemorating Abraham Lincoln receiving his largest fee ever for representing the Illinois Central Railroad in a suit against McLean County in 1853-1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/4/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Fort Armstrong – Rock Island, IL

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This historical marker was placed here to mark the site of Fort Armstrong.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/26/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersDeSoto House Marker – Galena, IL

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This historical marker is located on the exterior brick wall of the Green Street Tavern and Restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2013

last visited: 6/18/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersIndian Trail Marker - Wilmette, IL

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A hexagonal metal sign on the northeast corner (about 10 feet from the stop sign on Greenwood) is dedicated to the Indian Trail Tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/28/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois - Ellis Grove, IL

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Located at Fort Kaskaskia right outside the pavillion overlooking the Mississippi River

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/24/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln in Hancock County - Carthage, Il, USA

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This "Looking for Lincoln" historical marker with information about Lincoln's visit to Hancock County is situated just outside the Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum in Carthage, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/9/2013

last visited: 4/23/2012

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