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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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This marker is placed at a roadside rest area and scenic overlook off of Route 3 in Thebes, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 8/5/2011

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Historical marker located at wayside along the Mississippi River just north of Thebes.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/5/2009

last visited: 6/5/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersThebes Courthouse - Thebes, Illinois

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This is a wooden sign placed by the Town of Thebes describing the very historical Thebes (former Alexander County)Courthouse. It is located at Oak and 5th Streets in Thebes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/21/2012

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWelcome to Illinois

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This Illinois Historical Marker is located at a roadside rest area near the bridge to Illinois from Cape Giradeau, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 9/17/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois

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Fighting currents much heaver then they anticipated, they camped here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: 12/4/2020

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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 MarkersLincoln-Douglas Debate

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Historical marker in the center of Jonesboro, IL. The center of town

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 5/22/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersWhere Lincoln Walked - Jonesboro, IL

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Another in the Looking for Lincoln series, detailing Lincoln's visit to the town for his third debate with Douglas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Marine Ways

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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 MarkersCairo, IL

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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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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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Illinois Historical MarkersLooking For Lincoln - 3rd Debate - Jonesboro, Illinois

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Historical marker commemorating the third Lincoln - Douglas debate at the former fairgrounds in Jonesboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/4/2009

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersAnna-Jonesboro

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This old Illinois Historical marker, commemorating the founding of Union County and the towns of Jonesboro and Anna, has seen better days.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 7/22/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersRiverlore

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Gorgeous home from an old river boat captain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/10/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPresident Clinton Visits Cairo, Illinois

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William Jefferson Clinton visits, and makes 4 the number of Presidents who have.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/14/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMary J. Safford

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One of the first female physicians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/12/2010

last visited: 6/25/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersSeaman

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Lewis bought him for $20, and he became another member of the Corps of Discovery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/17/2010

last visited: 12/4/2020

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Illinois Historical MarkersYork the Slave

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York was not William Clark's servant, as some report, he was his slave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/9/2010

last visited: 12/4/2020

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Illinois Historical MarkersDuncan Cannon

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Thomas Jackson Rodman (West Point Grad. 1843) made it, and William B. Duncan gave it to the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/14/2010

last visited: 12/4/2020

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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: 12/29/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersCairo, Illinois

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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: 12/4/2020

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Illinois Historical MarkersCantonment Wilkinson-Ville

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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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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: 12/4/2020

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois

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This Mississippi River formation goes by several names, Grand Tower, Tower Rock, etc. To learn more, view the links inside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/27/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Expedition - Grand Tower

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Daniel Boone's nephew and Lewis & Clark, this remote location saw its share of history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/27/2010

last visited: never

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