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Hubbard's Landing - Watseka, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 40° 46.886 W 087° 45.139
16T E 436519 N 4514766
Quick Description: Another tribute to local pioneer Gurdon S. Hubbard, for landing here to establish a trading post nearby.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2009 2:58:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM7PAG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 2

Long Description:
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Hubbard's Landing
Gurdon S. Hubbard, first
white settler in Iroquois
County, landed his bateau
here at the confluence of
these two streams in the
winter of 1821-22. With
employee Noel Vasseur. He
established a trading post
for the American Fur Co.
married to Watch-E-Kee
a local indian maiden.
He laid out Hubbard Trail
from Vincennes to Chicago
and, as a State Legislator,
secured Iroquois County's
charter in 1835.
Erected by the Iroquois County
Bicentennail Commission 1976
Plaque provided by
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

Visit or read the description of my nearby waymark (visit link)
for an overview of Hubbard and his exploits.
County: Iroquois

Historical Society: Iroquois County Bicentennail Commission

Dedication Date: 1976

Location: at W. Smith St. and the Iroquois River

Website: Not listed

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