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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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Marker found at the Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/14/2007

last visited: 12/5/2020

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Horticultural Professor who worked for State Parks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/14/2009

last visited: 12/5/2020

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Time line of ownership of the fort site. On marker area that looks blank is braille of the text.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 12/5/2020

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One of a series of markers down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi River on the Illinois side, detailing the beginnings to the Expedition; before the Corps of Discovery part started in Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/11/2010

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Signed on with Lewis and Clark at Fort Massac, and perished at the hands of the Blackfeet in 1810.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: never

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No one usually notices the marker attached to the entry columns of the site. This is one of those markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 12/5/2020

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Among the pilings of the original fort, and near the statue of the man, is this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 12/5/2020

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Inside the rest area tourism center is this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: never

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This "Welcome to Illinois" marker is on US45 North of the town of Brookport, across the river from Paducah, KY. Prior to the I-24 bridge, US45 and its bridge over the Ohio River was the main road into this part of Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 12/29/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeorge Rogers Clark Campsite

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The first of five campsites on this march.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/14/2008

last visited: 10/16/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersLegend of the Cherokee Rose - Brownfield, IL

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In the Field - Trovillion Cemetery outside Brownfield, where they spent the night during the Trail of Tears March.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/3/2014

last visited: never

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Site of Old Army Post, 1797.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/24/2008

last visited: 7/16/2018

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Historical marker on the grounds of the Pope County Courthouse honoring an early pioneering woman in southeast Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/24/2009

last visited: 8/7/2006

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One of a series of markers along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and the Expedition made is way to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/10/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Expedition ~ Golconda, IL

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A series of markers in Southern Illinois, at the various stops made by the expedition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/10/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe History of Johnson County Court House - Vienna, IL

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From its construction in 1868 to the latest renovations to the lawn in 2003.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/9/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRoute of Gen. Geo. Rogers Clark

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One of a series of placements by the DAR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2009

last visited: never

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Small, granite marker along Route 146, west of Vienna, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/6/2009

last visited: 4/11/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersUnited States Military Hospital

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Nuns made a warehouse into a hospital during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/14/2008

last visited: 4/9/2009

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Keels of 3 famous Civil War Ironclad Gunboats were laid here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2008

last visited: 7/16/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersCivil War Cemetery - Mound City, IL

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Inside the Mound City National Cemetery are several historic markers. They should be seen, and they are combined here as one. Major marker is the Naval Cannon buried breech down and plaqued with the cemetery statistics.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/23/2014

last visited: 7/16/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Meeting of the Rivers - Cairo, IL

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Tip of confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. On the northern bank of each is Fort Defiance, now a city park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/16/2010

last visited: 6/29/2021

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This is one of two identical markers for Cairo. It is located on the south end of the parking lot at the entrance to Fort Defiance State Park, which is at the junctions of US 51 and IL 60-62.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/30/2007

last visited: 6/3/2021

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois

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At Fort Defiance, where the Captains studied, astrology, the rivers, and journal keeping, to prepare for their mission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: 6/3/2021

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Historical marker commemorating Cairo, Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 4/5/2013

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