Logan Day 1914
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N 37° 45.855 W 089° 20.112
16S E 294306 N 4182226
Quick Description: This marker commemorates the Logan Day celebration in 1914.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2014 1:40:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMM200
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:
Murphysboro celebrated its first Logan Day on August 3rd, 1914. The first occurred in Chicago in 1897. Logan Day brought 25,000 people to Murphysboro. Among the attendees were Illinois Governor Edward F. Dunne, who dedicated a monument at Logan's birthplace, and Logan's daughter Mary Logan Tucker.

The 4th Regiment of the Illinois National Guard traveled to Murphysboro to be part of the event. Arriving by train, they acted as the Guard of Honor as Gov. Dunne dedicated the cornerstone of what was hoped to be a museum to Logan and America's volunteer soldiers.
County: Jackson

Historical Society: Jamie Jones Ingram, General John A. Logan Museum, and the Illinois Stater Historical Society.

Dedication Date: May 14, 2014

Location: Northwest corner of the Jackson County Court House, Murphysboro, IL

Website: Not listed

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