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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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Image for Lewis and Clark Expeditionview gallery

NWNW149.3 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Expedition

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Historical Marker about the early stages of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/16/2006

last visited: 11/2/2013

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NN150.2 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistoric Route 66 - Henry's Rabbit Ranch - Staunton, Illinois, USA.

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Henry's Rabbit Ranch 'Hare it is' - Richard & Linda Henry, are Route 66 authorities who enjoy sharing their memories of Main Street America with visitors from all over the world. Henry's Rabbit Ranch is their iconic contribution to the Mother road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 10/15/2016

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NN152.1 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersNational Trail - E. Bound I-70, near Effingham, IL

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Both the E. & W. bound rest areas are named "National Trails Rest Area", so I assume a similar marker will be across the highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2014

last visited: never

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NWNW154.8 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersElijah Parish Lovejoy ~ Alton, IL

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Stone historic markers placed at the base of his monument in City Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/30/2015

last visited: never

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NWNW155 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersRobert Pershing Wadlow - SIUE Campus ~ Alton, IL

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Sometimes called the "Gentle Giant" but most widely known as the "Alton Giant"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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NWNW155.1 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersJohn Mason Peck

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Historical marker on the campus of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Dental School located in Alton, IL

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/31/2006

last visited: 11/2/2013

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NWNW155.1 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersElijah Parish Lovejoy – Alton, IL

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This historical marker is appropriately placed on the corner of College Avenue Presbyterian Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: never

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NN155.6 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersSoulsby's Service - Mount Olive, Illinois, USA.

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Soulsby's Service is a historic Gas Station in Mount Olive, Illinois. This vintage Gas Service Station is located along on the 1930-1940 alignment of historic Route 66. Soulsby's is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2016

last visited: 11/7/2016

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NWNW155.9 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln & Douglas in Alton

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Location of a debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in there 1858 Senatorial Campaign.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/16/2006

last visited: 6/23/2015

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NWNW155.9 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln - Douglas Debate, Alton

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State marker near Linclon-Douglas Memorial, honoring the final debate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/23/2008

last visited: 6/23/2015

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NWNW156.1 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersHaskell Playhouse

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Historical marker commemorating a very fancy children's playhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/16/2006

last visited: 11/2/2013

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NWNW156.1 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst State Prison in Illinois

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Historical marker for first prison in state located in Alton

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/16/2006

last visited: 11/2/2013

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NWNW157.2 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Legend of the Piasa - Alton, IL

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Marker, re installed by the highway dept., about the Indian legend of a man eater. Stone marker which re-tells the legend.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/23/2008

last visited: 6/23/2015

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NENE158.4 km

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Illinois Historical MarkersVincennes Tract

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First parcel of land in Illinois ceded by the Indians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/8/2008

last visited: 4/10/2007

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