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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 MarkersIndian Creek Massacre markers - North of Harding, IL

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An older refurbished marker moved to this site to accompany the new marker, commemorating the Indian Creek Massacre of 1832.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCleng Peerson Memorial Highway - Norway, Illinois

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a plaque located by the roadside of Illinois Route 71 in Norway, 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Exit 93 on Interstate 80 in rural northern Illinois, USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/12/2014

last visited: 6/1/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersOld Chicago Trail - Paw Paw, IL

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A marker describing the significance of the stage coach road from Chicago to Galena that went through the old town of Paw Paw (Grove), in Lee County, Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: 7/3/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois and Michigan Canal - Ottawa, IL

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A historical marker describing the significance of the former canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2008

last visited: 7/10/2017

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Illinois Historical MarkersJames Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok - Troy Grove, IL

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"Wild Bill" Hickok was born in Troy Grove, IL in 1837.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/2/2008

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe First Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Ottawa, IL

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A historical marker... On August 21, 1858, the first of seven...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/7/2009

last visited: 5/22/2020

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Lincoln-Douglas Debate Looking for Lincoln marker - Ottawa, IL

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One of the Looking for Lincoln markers honoring our 16th president and located throughout the state of Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWashington Square, Site of first Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

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This park sponsored the first of three Lincoln - Douglas debates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/2/2010

last visited: 5/22/2020

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Illinois Historical MarkersRailroads and the Founding of Mendota, Mendota, IL

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A historical marker commemorating the role of the railroads in the founding of the City of Mendota, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 10/8/2010

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Illinois Historical MarkersShabbona

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Located at the intersection of US Route 30 and Indian Road, north of Shabbona Lake State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 10/6/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersCanal Warehouse

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A marker describing an original building along the old I & M Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/8/2007

last visited: 9/3/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersLA SALLE - PERU, ILLINOIS marker - Peru, IL

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Well weathered, located at the entrance to Pulaski Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort Wilbourn

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An Illinois State Historical Marker on the side of the road near an old fort.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/14/2007

last visited: 10/14/2007

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Illinois Historical MarkersCherry Mine Disaster

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The marker describes the coal mine fire disaster that happened in 1909.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/20/2006

last visited: 5/6/2017

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Illinois Historical MarkersJohn Huston Finley 1863-1940, Grand Ridge, IL

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Grand Ridge, IL is the birthplace of John Huston Findley

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ClickChik

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/28/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersClyde William Tombaugh marker - Streator, IL

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Well maintained blue & yellow sign in a small plaza dedicated to commemorating the life of local astronomer Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBarbed Wire Manufacturing, 1837-1938

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Located in front of the Glidden Home at 931 West Lincoln Highway (Route 38) on the north side of road, west of DeKalb.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 4/2/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Highway Seedling Mile

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Illinois' Lincoln Highway Seedling Mile

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 9/27/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersOwen Lovejoy Homestead Site markers - Princeton, IL

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There are five historical markers on the site of the 1838 Owen Lovejoy Homestead, the home of a fiery abolitionist minister and a famed station on the underground railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/21/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPlainfield House

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Located on Main Street in Plainfield, one block west of Illinois Route 59.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 2/14/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersAnti-Slavery Rally Commemoration - Princeton, IL

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A tablet on a bolder commemorating an antislavery rally held on July 4, 1856, with one A. Lincoln as speaker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/21/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Diamond Mine Disaster - Diamond, IL

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Located in Diamond Mine Disaster Memorial Park along Illinois Route 113 in Diamond, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/3/2008

last visited: 12/5/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersJFK campaign stop marker - Geneva, IL

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A flat marker in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, commemorating Kennedy's campaign speech here on October 25, 1960.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFull Service on route 66 - Dwight, Illinois, USA.

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This cottage style service station is known as 'Ambler's Texaco Gas Station'. Listed by the National Park Service, as part of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, & has its very own official Googie style historical marker, Dwight, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/31/2016

last visited: 11/1/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoliet Mound

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This sign marks the former location of Joliet Mound which was used as a navagation aid for early travel along the Des Plaines river from Chicago to the Mississippi river. The mound was destroyed when it's clay contents were mined to make sewer tiles by the Drain Tile Manufactory of the Joliet Mound Company in the 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/28/2006

last visited: 2/6/2009

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