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Illinois Historical Markers
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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 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: 12/29/2018

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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: 12/21/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe John Marshall Residence - Old Shawneetown, IL

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Once housed the first bank in Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMarshall House - Old Shawneetown, IL

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First bank Chartered in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/16/2008

last visited: 4/11/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Spirit of Shawneetown - Old Shawneetown, Illinois

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Stone historical marker commemorating Shawneetown, "Oldest Town In Illinois"

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/26/2009

last visited: 8/7/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Expedition ~ Shawneetown

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Salt and Local Lore about his visit.

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 In Illinois - Old Shawneetown, Illinois

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Historical marker noting Lewis and Clark visiting area in 1803.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/26/2009

last visited: 8/10/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersRawlings' Hotel - Old Shawneetown, IL

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Highlights of a burnt down building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/6/2008

last visited: 12/28/2010

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeneral Logan's Marriage - Old Shawneetown, IL

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The land registrar of Shawneetown was an old friend of Gen. Logan's and as a jest Mr. Cunningham promised his daughter to the General (she was 8 at the time)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois Immigrant - Old Shawneetown, IL

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Two marker here, side by side, about the same newspaper.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/16/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBoone's Mill

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Daniel Boone relatives building a road and a mill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/9/2008

last visited: 11/9/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Cave - Lewis and Clark Expedition - Cave-In-Rick, IL

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Part of a series of markers from Shawneetown to Madison, in Illinois, following the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/10/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois ~ Cave-In-Rock, IL

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One of a series about the Expedition, arranged along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/14/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersColonel Conger House

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Brief Information about the man who captured John Wilkes Booth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/1/2008

last visited: 6/19/2011

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Illinois Historical Markers"Flow Gently, Sweet Afton"

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Brothers, one wrote music, the other brought Presbytery to Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/15/2008

last visited: 10/20/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersRatcliff Inn - Carmi, IL

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Old Beaver built it, and founded the town of Carmi.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/16/2008

last visited: 10/20/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersCarmi's Oldest House

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Home of US Senator and Supreme Court Justice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/13/2008

last visited: 10/20/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Mississippi Bubble

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Located in a little roadside pullout between Fayetteville and Freeburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/25/2008

last visited: 11/11/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersLiberty's Pioneer Mill

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Mill remained active until 1984 in this out of the way town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/7/2008

last visited: 10/20/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort De Chartres Gateway markers - Prairie de Rocher, IL

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A pair of markers in the entrance gateway to the rebuilt Fort De Chartres, describing its history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/16/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois - Fort De Chartres, Prairie de Rocher, IL

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Large (brass) plaque commemorating William Clark and his recruits who passed by the ruins of Fort De Chartres on their way west, in 1803.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/16/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBig Prairie Church

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Trials of early Methodism in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/14/2008

last visited: 10/2/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeneral Dean Suspension Bridge, Carlyle, Illinois

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General Dean Suspension Bridge Historical Marker in Carlyle Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/24/2007

last visited: 12/28/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe First Official Endorsement of Abraham Lincoln - Fairfield, IL

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National historians seemed to have missed this event.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/26/2010

last visited: never

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