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Sarah Lusk - Golconda, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 22.014 W 088° 29.066
16S E 368554 N 4136608
Quick Description: On the grounds of the Pope County Courthouse honoring an early pioneering woman in southeast Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2014 7:16:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMK97B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of memorial: Pope County
Location of memorial: Main St., courthouse lawn, Golconda
Memorial erected by: The Civic Club of Golconda
Date memorial erected: July 4, 1928

Memorial text:

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.

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Location: courthouse lawn

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