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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 MarkersSix Corners Historic Markers - Chicago, IL

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A series of five historical markers recently placed by the Six Corners Shopping District Association highlighting the rich history of this Chicago northwest side area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/7/2012

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Homer, IL

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Plaque on a stone along County Route 1250 N, commemorating the Davis' Point Encampment of the Potawatomi Trail of Death From Indiana to Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/22/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi - A Trail of Death marker - Catlin, IL

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Plaque on a stone next to the Catlin Heritage Museum, commemorating the Sandusky Point Encampment of the Potawatomi Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/22/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersTrail of Death 1838 marker - Danville, IL

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Plaque on a stone in Ellsworth Park, commemorating the first point of encampment in Illinois of the northern Potawatomi tribes during their forced relocation from Indiana to Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/22/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCamp Thornton - Thornton, IL

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Marker in the Sweet Woods Forest Preserve explaining the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp, German POW Camp and youth camps located in the woods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/20/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistoric Ford Hangar - Lansing, IL

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A brief history to the early days of aviation and this airport's contribution.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/16/2011

last visited: 8/24/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersWashington Square Park / Bughouse Square - Chicago, IL

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A low, brass marker commemorating the re-dedication of Chicago's premier free speech forum near the Newberry Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/29/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Absolem Wells Cabin - Chicago Heights, IL

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A boulder with a plaque marks the site were the cabin stood, now part of the Wilson Woods Forest Preserve.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/20/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThis Was Countryside, Farms and Quarries marker - Countryside, IL

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A new informational sign explaining the local history of Route 66 in Countryside, IL heading southwest out of Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/18/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Fort Kaskaskia - Ellis Grove, IL

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Marker describing the origins of the earthwork remnants of temporary fortifications intended to protect the southern flank of France's colony in Illinois, built on a commanding view of the Mississippi. Now a state historic site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/17/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort De Chartres Gateway markers - Prairie de Rocher, IL

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A pair of markers in the entrance gateway to the rebuilt Fort De Chartres, describing its history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/16/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois - Fort De Chartres, Prairie de Rocher, IL

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Large (brass) plaque commemorating William Clark and his recruits who passed by the ruins of Fort De Chartres on their way west, in 1803.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/16/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln College marker - Lincoln, IL

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A marker to Abraham Lincoln's namesake college in the first city named for him before he became President.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/9/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Wins His Case marker - Pontiac, IL

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Commemorates the case that Abraham Lincoln won here against rival attorney Stephen A. Douglas, his future Senatorial opponent. Another of the "Looking for Lincoln" series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/7/2011

last visited: 5/9/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersFell Leads The Way - Pontiac, IL

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This marker is located at the entrance to Fell Park at 200 North Vermillion Street in Pontiac, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/2/2011

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersCitizenry Mourn Lincoln - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located in Pontiac's Fell Park and across the street from the town's train depot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/2/2011

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersRiverbank Debate - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located on the banks of the Vermilion River at North Mill Street in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Slept Here - Pontiac, IL

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This historical marker is located on the banks of the Vermilion River at North Mill Street in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 9/4/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln traveled this way... - Lincoln, 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: 9/8/2011

last visited: 10/22/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's Lincoln markers - Lincoln, IL

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A Looking for Lincoln marker and an adjacent Illinois State Historical Society marker explain Lincoln's connection to his namesake town Lincoln, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/8/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's Law Practice / Circuit Court Stop markers - Mt. Pulaski, IL

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On the grounds of the Courthouse State Historic Site, both sides of this sign relate the stories of Lincoln and his connections to the people of Mount Pulaski, as well as to the Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit Court County Seat, here from 1848 to 1855.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/7/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBryant Cottage State Historic Site markers - Bement, IL

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Three adjacent markers in the Looking for Lincoln series that describe Lincoln's Circuit riding days here, the Lincoln/Douglas debate meeting and Bement's participation in the Civil War, all on the compact grounds of the Historic Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/6/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMount Pulaski Court House marker - Mt. Pulaski, IL

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Marker in front of Mount Pulaski Courthouse, which was built in 1848 and served as the Logan County seat until 1855. Attorney Abraham Lincoln regularly argued cases in the second-floor courtroom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/6/2011

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

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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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