LeClaire, Illiniois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 48.259 W 089° 57.069
16S E 243727 N 4299199
Quick Description: One of the newest historical markers in Illinois, this marker was placed March 4, 2006.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2006 7:37:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM8YP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 45

Long Description:

This marker commemorates the founding of LeClaire, IL, now a part of Edwardsville, IL. The town was founded by N.O. Nelson in 1890 and named after Edme Jean LeClaire, who had started profit sharing in France. LeClaire was founded with the principles of affordable homes, healthy environment, free educations, many opportunities for recreation and self improvement and pleasant working condition at the N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company. Nelson implemented profit sharing and employee benefits at his company. The village was annexed into Edwardsville during the Great Depression
County: Madison

Dedication Date: 3/4/2006

Location: Edwardsville

Historical Society: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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