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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 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 MarkersDr. John Logan

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A marker commemorating the life of Dr. John Logan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersLogan Day 1914

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This marker commemorates the Logan Day celebration in 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersIsrael Blanchard

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This marker commemorates a man arrested during the turbulent times of the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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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 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 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 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 MarkersMarion Tornado Memorial - Marion, IL

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The loss caused by a horrific natural disaster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJohn A. Logan Speech - Marion, Illinois

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Marker in Marion town square commemorating a speech by John A. Logan which shaped the direction of southern Illinois during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/6/2009

last visited: 7/16/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersOld Fort Massac and Kaskaskia Trail Marker

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The location of Old Fort Massac and the Kaskaskia Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2009

last visited: 5/29/2009

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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 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 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 MarkersHistorical - Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL

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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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SESE60.4 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois ~ Fort Massac

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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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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois in the American Revolution

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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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