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Peoria Mineral Springs - Peoria, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 41.758 W 089° 36.271
16T E 279941 N 4508269
Quick Description: Historic marker for spring in Peoria, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 9:04:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMBQ5A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 1

Long Description:

From historical marker at site:

Peoria Mineral Springs

Has been in existence som 14,500 years and is this area's last link with prehistoric water sources.  Located on Peoria's historic West Bluff, the springs were the primary source for the first water supply for the City of Peoria.  Governor Thomas Ford granted a charter February 20, 1843 for the establishment of this water supply.  A reservoir was then build to contain the springs and pipes were laid to carry the water approximately two miles.  At this time, Zealy Moss, Revolutionary War soldier, prominent citizen and owner of the property, built a home for himself on the property.  The springs are still free flowing today.

This Plaque Placed By
Illinois State Organization
of the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Mrs. Albert Triebel, State Regent
This Sixteenth Day of March
Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Three
County: Peoria

Historical Society: Illinois State Organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Dedication Date: March 16, 1983

Location: Peoria

Website: Not listed

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