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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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Illinois Historical MarkersRend Lake - SB I-57 Rest Area - Whittington, IL

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Historic marker inside the rest area building, south bound rest area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/30/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe General William Dean Bridge History - Carlyle, IL

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An information bulletin board is at each end of the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/16/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMonmouth 1850-1930 - Monmouth, IL

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Historic text painted on wall doing double duty as mural and historic marker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/13/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSilver Lake - Silver Lake Rest Area - Highland, IL

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WB I-70, inside the visitors center

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/8/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersReplica of Robert Wadlow's Chair - Alton, IL

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This bronze statue, and exact replica of the original chair, which is stored at the Masonic Lodge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/2/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Journey Begins Here Marker - Hartford, IL

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The title is misleading a bit. If they mean the Missouri Journey, then dead on, but if they mean The Expedition, no so much. Confluence of THE rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/24/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLansden Park Gazebo Marker - Cairo, IL

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A very pleasant city park is made even more attractive by this gazebo salvaged from the wrecking ball.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/20/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Ohio River Bridge Tolls - Cairo, IL

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This building was abandoned upon my visit, am told it is now a Welcome Center

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/13/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Corps of Discovery - Cairo, IL

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This Lewis and Clark marker is located at the entrance of the Fort Defiance State Park in the very southern tip of Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/7/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe "Big Subway Gate" - Cairo, IL

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A big, metal gate designed in 1914 to protect Cairo, Ill., from flood waters marks the entrance to the town. Today, Cairo's population has dwindled to about 2,800 due in large part to floods, evacuations and a suffering economy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/26/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian - Cairo, IL

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Along side US 51, just north of the Ohio River bridge and Fort Defiance, is this survey marker. There is also, a similar marker at the entrance to the fort just south of here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph Smith, Jr. - Historic Carthage Jail - Carthage, IL

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After founding FAR WEST, and losing the "Mormon War" in MO; he moved to Illinois, and things got worse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/21/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersHoxie Farm/Wampum Lake - Thornton, IL

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Illinois State Historical Marker located at the entrance to the Wampum Lake park in Thornton, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/23/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMitchell Family Cemetery - Belleville, IL

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Historical marker at the family cemetery for Mitchell Family Cemetery. This cemetery contains a gravesite of a Revolutionary War veteran. The cemetery is located between Belleville and Mascoutah, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/3/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Development of Casey - Casey. IL

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Interesting historical marker found in downtown Casey, Illinois. Tooday Casey is know for being the home of the most "World's Largest" objects in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/30/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian - Historical Survey Marker - Cairo, IL

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Located at the entrance to Fort Defiance Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/6/2022

last visited: 10/22/2022

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe People of Bridgeport - Chicago, IL

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A marker devoted to the various ethnic groups of Bridgeport, the Chicago neighborhood in which it is displayed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/28/2021

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJames Ward Public School - Chicago, IL

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The James Ward Public School is an historic Victorian-style building in Chicago's Armor Square neighborhood. It is the oldest Chicago school building still in use as a school.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/18/2021

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCivil War training camp plaque - Palos Park, IL

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Plaque on a boulder marking the site of a Civil War training camp.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/20/2021

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJackson County, Illinois

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This marker describes the founding of Jackson County, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/21/2021

last visited: 1/23/2021

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Illinois Historical MarkersMcKinley Park - Chicago, IL

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A marker about the history of McKinley Park in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/29/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRoute of Marquette & Joliet - Chicago, IL

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A historic marker about the exploration of Chicago by Marquette & Joliet.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/23/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistory of Bridgeport - Chicago, IL

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A marker devoted to the history of Bridgeport, the Chicago neighborhood in which it is displayed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/29/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMcGill House - Chicago, IL

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This castle-like mansion was designed by architect Henry Ives Cobb and built in 1891.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRoberts Temple Church of God in Christ - Chicago, IL

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This church was the site of the open-casket visitation and funeral of Emmett Till in 1955, after he was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/3/2020

last visited: never

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