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

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First of its KindSite 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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First of its KindFIRST - Glen Ellyn Train

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Galena and Chicago Union Railroad began train service Glen Ellyn in 1849.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/28/2008

last visited: 10/24/2014

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First of its KindFIRST - DuPage County Courthouse - Naperville, Illinois

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Plaque mounted on stone at the site of the first courthouse for DuPage county in Naperville's Central Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/16/2007

last visited: 5/28/2015

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First of its KindFIRST Post Office in Naperville

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Alexander Howard, the town's first postmaster, lived in this home, which also served as a post office, stagecoach stop and small mercantile business.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/11/2011

last visited: never

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First of its KindSite of first frame house in Dupage County - Naperville, IL

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Marker near Centennial Park on Aurora Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/9/2008

last visited: never

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First of its KindLanding site for first round the world flight - Hines, IL

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Formerly Maywood Airfield, now the site of Hines VA Hospital, received the six aviators at 1pm on 9/15/1924 after the leg from Dayton, OH of their historic flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/27/2009

last visited: 6/3/2011

Image for FIRST -- World's First Nuclear Reactor - Burr Ridge, ILview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST -- World's First Nuclear Reactor - Burr Ridge, IL

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Site of the first Nuclear Reactor

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/1/2009

last visited: 9/18/2009

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First of its KindFirst Home in Elgin - Elgin, IL

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A plaque and boulder mark the location of the first home in Elgin, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/16/2011

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - McDonald's Restaurant - Des Plaines, IL

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The first McDonald's Restaurant that Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's Corporation, built.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/8/2006

last visited: 1/26/2013

Image for First USA Lithuania Transatlantic flight - Midway Airport - Chicago, IL, USAview gallery

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First of its KindFirst USA Lithuania Transatlantic flight - Midway Airport - Chicago, IL, USA

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Plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first Transatlantic flight from Midway Airport to Lithuania by two pioneering pilots. The plaque is located between concourse 1 and concourse 2.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: 5/24/2018

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First of its KindJoliet's First Stone Building - Joliet, IL

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This marker is located in Joliet's Bicentennial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/13/2011

last visited: 6/26/2011

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First of its KindFirst Stone Building in Joliet #2 - Joliet, IL

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This is one of two nearby historical markers concerning Joliet's first stone house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/10/2011

last visited: 6/12/2011

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First of its KindFIRST - Church in Chicago, IL

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Oldest church in Chicago, IL was dedicated on Christmas Day 1856.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2008

last visited: 5/8/2014

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First of its KindJoliet's First Log Cabin - Joliet, IL

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This marker shares a boulder with another historical marker and is located near the Veterans Memorial in Joliet's Bicentennial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/7/2011

last visited: 6/12/2011

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First of its KindFIRST - Will County Court House

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Stone marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member FallenFaery & Special Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/25/2006

last visited: 6/12/2011

Image for FIRST Liquor License Issued After Prohibition - The Berghoff, Chicago, ILview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST Liquor License Issued After Prohibition - The Berghoff, Chicago, IL

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Home of Chicago's liquor license #1!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/6/2017

last visited: 10/24/2017

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First of its KindFirst White Settlers in McHenry County

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This marker commemorating the first white settlers of McHenry county Illinois is located at the corner of IL Rte 31 and Cary Road, in Algonquin, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: 5/18/2010

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First of its KindFIRST --- Director of the Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago, IL

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First Director= Cyrus B De Vry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/19/2017

last visited: 6/24/2011

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First of its KindFirst Female Surgeon in Illinois - Chicago, IL

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Mary Harris Thompson was the first woman surgeon in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/8/2011

last visited: 11/9/2011

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First of its KindChicago's "First Civilian" Born Here - Chicago, IL

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This plaque is set adjacent to the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/17/2012

last visited: 8/6/2014

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First of its KindFIRST -- American Water Landmark - Chicago, IL

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The historic water tower is located in downtown Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: 1/13/2017

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First of its KindFIRST - Manmade Self-Sustaining Nuclear Reaction - Chicago, IL

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The site of the first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction, on the campus of the University of Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/21/2006

last visited: 6/9/2010

Image for First Automobile Race in America marker  - Jackson Park, Chicago, ILview gallery

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First of its KindFirst Automobile Race in America marker - Jackson Park, Chicago, IL

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Marker on a boulder near the Museum of Science and Industry commemorating the starting and finishing point of the first auto race in America on Thanksgiving Day 1895.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/25/2010

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Church for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Plano, ILview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Church for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Plano, IL

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Upon a split with the Brigham Young and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Plano Stone Church was the first church for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/28/2008

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Tower Silo in America

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The first tower silo in America was erected near this site on the Hatch farm, one half mile east of Spring Grove, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/10/2007

last visited: 5/10/2014

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