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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 MarkersUnderground Railroad Memorial - Maywood, IL

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The Original Ten Mile Freedom House stood at this location, now memorialized by symbolic sculptural representation of shackles & rail and a plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/15/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph Kettlestrings - Oak Park, Illinois

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Historic Marker on the southern edge of Scoville Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph and Betty Kettlestrings - Oak Park, Illinois

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A historic marker in Scoville Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersContinental Divide Historical Boundary - Oak Park, IL

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You are standing on a Continental Divide! Water falling on this line separates and runs to the West and to the East.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/3/2009

last visited: 6/5/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersBurial Site of Josette Beaubien - Franklin Park, IL

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The grave site of one of the survivors of the Fort Dearborn Massacre is located next to an industrial park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/28/2009

last visited: 6/15/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersBourbon Spring plaque - Riverside, IL

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Bronze plaque atop a square stone foundation that resembles a well at what is known as the Bourbon Spring. It memorializes three separate 1830s events, involving General Scott, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, and Daniel Webster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/28/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Chicago Portage - Forest View, IL

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Historical marker of the Chicago Portage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Death squared

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/23/2011

last visited: 12/11/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersSix Corners Historic Markers - Chicago, IL

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A series of five historical markers recently placed by the Six Corners Shopping District Association highlighting the rich history of this Chicago northwest side area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/7/2012

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMammoth Spring - Oak Brook, IL

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Marker on a massive bolder amongst suburban shopping and hotels, where a spring was discovered in the early 1860s the morning after a loud explosion was reported in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/27/2011

last visited: 1/12/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersWaller Apartments - Chicago, IL

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The Waller Apartments are located at 2840-2858 W Walnut Street, Chicago, IL 60612.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/18/2011

last visited: 6/17/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersMarquette Boulder Monument - Summit, IL

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Bronze plaque on boulder atop multiboulder base in Summit Park at 5810 S. Archer Road, Summit, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/22/2010

last visited: 6/26/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersThis Was Countryside, Farms and Quarries marker - Countryside, IL

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A new informational sign explaining the local history of Route 66 in Countryside, IL heading southwest out of Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/18/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersOld Treaty Elm - Chicago, IL

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Bronze plaque on a stone in a Chicago neighborhood commemorating the story of the Treaty Elm, a tree that saw Chicago history made.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/4/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLast Camp Site of the Potawatomie Indians in Cook County - Western Springs, IL

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A bronze marker on a granite boulder placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1930.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWEST SIDE GROUNDS marker - Chicago,IL

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A marker commemorating the long-gone location of the site where the Chicago National League Ball Club (aka the Cubs) actually competed in and WON two World Series. Go Cubs GO!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/20/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMcKinley Park - Chicago, IL

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A marker about the history of McKinley Park in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/29/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersArmy Trail Road marker - Addison, IL

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Location at Village Hall. Erected: 05/27/1974 by The DuPage Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and The Illinois State Historical Society.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/27/2009

last visited: 8/24/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersRoute of Marquette & Joliet - Chicago, IL

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A historic marker about the exploration of Chicago by Marquette & Joliet.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/23/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCanal Origins Park markers - Chicago, IL

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Canal Origins Park informative signage commemorates the creation of the Illinois & Michigan Canal as it connected the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River drainage basin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersParachute Martyr Bruno Schustek Memorial - Burr Ridge, IL

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Historical marker near the spot where Bruno F. Schustek fell to his death after untangling the parachute of a reckless skydiver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Chicago Post Office

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Plaque describing the location of first postal station in the settlement that later became Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gw773606

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/24/2010

last visited: 11/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersSouth Water Street plaque - Chicago, IL

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Bronze bas-relief plaque at the northwest corner of Lake Street and Wacker Drive, showing the appearance of South Water Street in 1834 on the upper panel, and in 1924 on the second panel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2010

last visited: 11/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite Abraham Lincoln Nominated for President marker- Chicago, IL

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A bronze marker placed at the site of Lincoln's nomination for president in 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/18/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBrewster Apartments - Chicago, IL

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A historic apartment building on the north side of Chicago, where Charlie Chaplin is rumored to have lived.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/31/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Eastland Disaster

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While still partially tied to its dock at the river's edge, the excursion steamer Eastland rolled over on the morning of July 24, 1915.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/10/2006

last visited: 3/17/2014

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