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Red Star Mill ~ Du Quoin, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 00.612 W 089° 14.410
16S E 303334 N 4209314
Quick Description: Du Quoin, home of Illinois' State Fair, and Harness Racing. If you chose to go there, the name is pronounced "Dew Coin".
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2010 8:20:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM8JB7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 1

Long Description:

Marker Text:

RED STAR MILL
This monument stands upon the site of the Red Star Mill, which was purchased by Edgar Provart in 1918 and thereafter operated by him as one of the major industries of the City of DuQuoin. The flour and feed produced by the mill were sold to merchants, farmers and the area coal mines. The mill was donated to the City of DuQuoin in 1970 by Lela Provart Hitt, daughter of Edgar Provert, to provide municipal parking.
Dr. Jack J. Struck, Mayor
Anton Berg, Commissioner
Delmar Fulk, Commissioner
Donald Porter, Commissioner
B. Wesley Williams, Commissioner

County: Perry County

Historical Society: The Mayor and Commissioners of Du Quoin

Dedication Date: 1970

Location: Main St. & Chestnut St., Municiple Free Parking, DuQuoin

Website: Not listed

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