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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 MarkersCharter Oak School

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Octagonal brick schoolhouse built in 1873.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/4/2008

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe American Bottom

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Historical marker describing the rich soil and history of the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/27/2007

last visited: 3/28/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersKaskaskia - Ellis Grove, IL

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Second settlement in Illinois, The Territorial Capital and First State Capital

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kodiak_62

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/21/2008

last visited: 8/23/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersChester-Kaskaskia, Illinois

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Historical marker located at Marys Covered Bridge near Chester, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/3/2008

last visited: 9/17/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois - Ellis Grove, IL

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Located at Fort Kaskaskia right outside the pavillion overlooking the Mississippi River

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/24/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Fort Kaskaskia - Ellis Grove, IL

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Marker describing the origins of the earthwork remnants of temporary fortifications intended to protect the southern flank of France's colony in Illinois, built on a commanding view of the Mississippi. Now a state historic site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/17/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersElias Kent Kane

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Historical marker for the first Secretary of State for Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/6/2007

last visited: 3/18/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersGovernor Shadrach Bond, 1773-1832 - Chester, Illinois

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The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attained statehood in 1818.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/27/2007

last visited: 3/18/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois in the American Revolution

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Possibly the only marker in this category that's west of the Mississippi, it commemorates a small part of the Revolutionary War that took place in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/23/2007

last visited: 10/1/2011

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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 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 MarkersBellefontaine

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Historical marker on southside of Waterloo, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/25/2006

last visited: 7/11/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersMaeystown

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Historical marker commemorating a small quaint town.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/25/2006

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Lincoln's "Unknown Ground" Speech - Waterloo, IL

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Mounted on the gazebo on the courthouse lawn, when the former court house stood

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersHoly Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg

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Historical marker in front of church in Wartburg, Il.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/25/2006

last visited: 7/11/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersJames McRoberts and Mary

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* Exact inscription on the stone mantelpiece of the house built in 1798, and which is still used as a residence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/17/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPeterstown and the Merchant Prince

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This part of what is now Waterloo, IL., was originally called "Peter's Town"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/30/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGustavus Koerner

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Historic marker in front of home owned by Gustavus Koerner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/23/2007

last visited: 10/8/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersRed Star Mill ~ Du Quoin, IL

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Du Quoin, home of Illinois' State Fair, and Harness Racing. If you chose to go there, the name is pronounced "Dew Coin".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/9/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJohn Messinger, 1771-1846

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Historical marker north of Belleville, Il

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/25/2006

last visited: 9/6/2007

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Illinois Historical MarkersMajor General John A. Logan

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This marker stands at the birthplace of John A. Logan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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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 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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