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Image for Site of World's First Parabolic Radio Telescope - Wheaton, ILview gallery

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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: 6/23/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersStacy's Tavern - Glen Ellyn, IL

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Stacy's Tavern is a historic stagecoach inn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/26/2008

last visited: 9/20/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort Payne marker - Naperville, IL

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Blue sign marker on the campus of Naperville's North Central College near the Mernier Field House (sits over the site of the fort) to denote location of the stockade of Ft. Payne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/26/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersArmy Trail Road marker - Addison, IL

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Location at Village Hall. Erected: 05/27/1974 by The DuPage Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and The Illinois State Historical Society.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/27/2009

last visited: 8/24/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersMammoth Spring - Oak Brook, IL

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Marker on a massive bolder amongst suburban shopping and hotels, where a spring was discovered in the early 1860s the morning after a loud explosion was reported in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/27/2011

last visited: 1/12/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Presbyterian Church of DuPage stone 1833

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Historical Stone for the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage 1833

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Death squared

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/21/2011

last visited: never

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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 MarkersBolingbrook History/ North View School

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A plaque marking the location of the first public school in Bolingbrook

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member IronJohnFlint

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/16/2009

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 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 MarkersUnderground Railroad Memorial - Maywood, IL

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The Original Ten Mile Freedom House stood at this location, now memorialized by symbolic sculptural representation of shackles & rail and a plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/15/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBurial Site of Josette Beaubien - Franklin Park, IL

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The grave site of one of the survivors of the Fort Dearborn Massacre is located next to an industrial park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/28/2009

last visited: 6/15/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersBourbon Spring plaque - Riverside, IL

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Bronze plaque atop a square stone foundation that resembles a well at what is known as the Bourbon Spring. It memorializes three separate 1830s events, involving General Scott, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, and Daniel Webster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/28/2009

last visited: never

Image for Pulaski Woods marker - Cook County Forest Preserve, Palos, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersPulaski Woods marker - Cook County Forest Preserve, Palos, IL

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Stone memorial dedicated to the memory of Brigadier General Count Casimir Pulaski, hero in the American revolution, erected July 13, 1930 (which was the 150th anniversary of Pulaski's death.)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/27/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersElgin National Watch Company

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Marking the location of the Elgin National Watch Company, now the site of a strip mall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member geognerd

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/1/2006

last visited: 3/10/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersMarquette Boulder Monument - Summit, IL

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Bronze plaque on boulder atop multiboulder base in Summit Park at 5810 S. Archer Road, Summit, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/22/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Chicago Portage - Forest View, IL

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Historical marker of the Chicago Portage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Death squared

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/23/2011

last visited: 12/11/2011

Image for Continental Divide Historical Boundary - Oak Park, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersContinental Divide Historical Boundary - Oak Park, IL

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You are standing on a Continental Divide! Water falling on this line separates and runs to the West and to the East.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/3/2009

last visited: 6/5/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersElgin Milk Condensing Company: A Mystery Marker.

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This is the location of the historical marker for the Elgin Milk Condensing Company. The marker is NOT listed on the Illinois Historical Society list, yet the marker clearly states that it is one of their markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member carleenp

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/10/2007

last visited: 1/19/2012

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Commercial CommemorationsRotary Club of Elgin - 80 Years - Elgin, IL

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Decorative brickwork announces the 80th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Elgin

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/18/2011

last visited: 9/19/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois Watch Case Company (1890-1963)

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The site of a once-major player in the watch case business.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/2/2010

last visited: 4/25/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersPlainfield House

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Located on Main Street in Plainfield, one block west of Illinois Route 59.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 2/14/2009

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Historic United Methodist Sites#205; Church of the Good Shepherd - Oswego, IL

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The Church of the Good Shepherd was built in 1896.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/20/2008

last visited: 10/18/2009

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Historic United Methodist Sites204 - Sharon UM Church - Plainfield, IL

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The Sharon United Methodist Church in Plainfield, Illinois is number site #204.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/16/2008

last visited: 2/14/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois and Michigan Canal Office

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This marker is erected at the site of the original office for the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The site currently houses museum exhibits detailing the history of the canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/7/2006

last visited: 4/12/2008

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