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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon
N 40° 44.824 W 089° 34.114
16T E 283145 N 4513853
Quick Description: Marker located at scenic overlook on Grand View Drive.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2006 11:52:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMB94
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 42

Long Description:


Meaning "Fat Lake," Illinios Indian name for Peoria Lake. Here passed Jolliet and Marquette in 1673. Established near the lake were Ft. Creve Coeur, 1680; Ft. St. Louis, 1691-92; Old Peorias Fort and Villiage, 1730; Peorias, 1778; Ft. Clark, 1813; French trading house "Opa Post," before 1818. Americans settled on the site of the City of Peoria in 1819.

Erected by the Illinois State Historical Society

County: Peoria

Historical Society: Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 07/01/1951

Location: Grand View Drive

Website: [Web Link]

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