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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 MarkersOrigins of Calumet City and Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train marker - Calumet City, IL

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A marker denoting significant events that gave rise to the Calumet City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRepublic Steel Memorial Day Massacre sculpture & marker - Chicago, IL

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The sculpture, with its ten steel pipes, represent the smoke stacks of steel mills within the area (now closed) and the people of the area. They can also be representative of the slain ten demonstrators. Accompanying plaques explain the history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWashburne Garden - Galena, Illinois

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This marker, part of the Washburne Garden, describes the life of Elihu Washburne, a prominent citizen of Galena during the last half of the 19th Century. The marker located at 422-424 South Main Street in Galena.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

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 MarkersSanta Fe Speedway memorial boulder - Willow Springs, IL

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Commemorative site with its 3 large boulders, inscribed with a brief history of the raceway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

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 MarkersGray Family Home - Grayville, IL

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William Gray the founder of Grayville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/23/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSt. James Episcopal Church Lincoln plaque - Chicago, IL

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Bronze plaque commemorating Lincoln worshiping at the church in 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/24/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Douglas Debate Site 1853 - Quincy IL

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Original Lincoln Douglas Debate Site 1853

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/15/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIndian Boundary Park - Chicago, IL

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Aluminum marker on a boulder describing the significance of the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCamp Douglas marker - Chicago, IL

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Illinois State Historical Society marker at the site of Camp Douglas, on the south side of Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCentral Park - Monmouth, IL

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Created to avoid congestion in 1881

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPublic Square - Monmouth, IL

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Public Square has Central Park as its center

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/22/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph Smith Trial- Monmouth, IL

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Saw a few like this in town erected by Monmouth College

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGrafton, Illinois, Boats were Big Business - Grafton, IL

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Grafton once had a boatworks operation that made boats that included lifeboats, skiffs, dredges, and ferries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAn American Water Landmark - Chicago, IL

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A historical marker located at the old water tower in downtown Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: 1/13/2017

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Illinois Historical MarkersOld Water Tower - Chicago, IL

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A historical marker located at the old water tower in downtown Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: 7/14/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersFunks Grove - Shirley, Illinois, USA.

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Funks Grove Maple Syrup Farm, a Route 66 roadside attraction. Also the Midpoint of the Illinois Historic Route 66, and now a Mother Road, Gift shop and yes still selling Syrup, Located near Shirley, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/8/2016

last visited: 11/8/2016

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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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Illinois Historical MarkersTall Paul - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.

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Tall Paul as he is now known at this location, is possibly the first Paul Bunyan. As he was originally in front of the Paul Bunyan café, on Route 66 in Flagstaff. Now located alongside Route 66 in Atlanta, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/4/2016

last visited: 11/7/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersFine Dining on Route 66 - Ariston Cafe - Litchfield, Illinois, USA.

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The Historic Marker features - The Ariston Café - Which has been in continuous operation since 1924, alongside 3 different alignments of the Mother Road. located in small Route 66 Town of Litchfield, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersWheels of Fortune on 66 - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.

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Wheels of Fortune on 66 - From rags to riches & back again. The tumultuous relationship between business & The Mother Road, is captured through pictures & audio on this Historic Marker. Located in Atlanta the Midpoint of Route 66 in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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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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Illinois Historical MarkersEndless Nights - Sky View Drive-In - Litchfield, Illinois, USA.

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A Historic Marker - Featuring Sky View Drive-In - According to the Theatre web site & Info Marker, Sky View is the last operating drive-in on Historic Route 66 in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersA Station & A Home - Normal, Illinois, USA.

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Sprague's Super Service is a historic & iconic gas station on Route 66. Constructed in 1931 by Bill Sprague, as a home, service station, restaurant & garage. Located on the Mother Road, Normal, Bloomington, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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