Four Flags Over Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL
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N 37° 08.619 W 088° 42.723
16S E 347949 N 4112180
Quick Description: Time line of ownership of the fort site. On marker area that looks blank is braille of the text.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2014 5:52:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMKKJE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 6

Long Description:

County of marker: Massac County
Location of marker: sidewalk to the fort, Fort Massac State Park
Marker erected by: Illinois State Organization, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Mrs. Virgil V. Clary, State Regent
Date marker erected: October 24, 1990

Marker text:

FOUR FLAGS OVER FORT MASSAC
  1500's    Spanish Ownership

  1702    French Trading post and mission
  1757    French fortification to block British expansion into Mississippi River. Names Fort Massac

  1764    French abandoned fort to British

  1778    George Rogers Clark stopped here on his way to Kaskaskia
  1794    George Washington ordered fort rebuilt and garrisoned
  1908    Site designated First Illinois State park

County: Massac County

Historical Society: Illinois State Organization, National Society daughters of the American Revolution

Dedication Date: October 24, 1990

Location: sidewalk to fort from entrance to Fort Massac State park

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