Sarah Lusk - Golconda, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 22.014 W 088° 29.066
16S E 368554 N 4136608
Quick Description: Historical marker on the grounds of the Pope County Courthouse honoring an early pioneering woman in southeast Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2009 12:13:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM6EW2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:

In Memory Of
Sarah Lusk

The brave pioneer woman who founded the Town of Golconda, first called Sarahville, a century and a quarter ago.

She established the first ferry across the Ohio River at this place, which she operated with the aid of her young son and a faithful colored woman.

Her rifle was always at hand to protect the passengers from the dangers that lurked on every side.

Erected by
The Civic Club of Golconda

County: Pope County

Historical Society: Golconda Civic Club

Dedication Date: 1928/01/01

Location: Pope County Courthouse Grounds

Website: [Web Link]

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