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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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Illinois Historical MarkersMitchell Family Cemetery - Belleville, IL

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Historical marker at the family cemetery for Mitchell Family Cemetery. This cemetery contains a gravesite of a Revolutionary War veteran. The cemetery is located between Belleville and Mascoutah, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/3/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Development of Casey - Casey. IL

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Interesting historical marker found in downtown Casey, Illinois. Tooday Casey is know for being the home of the most "World's Largest" objects in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/30/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian - Historical Survey Marker - Cairo, IL

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Located at the entrance to Fort Defiance Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/6/2022

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe People of Bridgeport - Chicago, IL

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A marker devoted to the various ethnic groups of Bridgeport, the Chicago neighborhood in which it is displayed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/28/2021

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJames Ward Public School - Chicago, IL

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The James Ward Public School is an historic Victorian-style building in Chicago's Armor Square neighborhood. It is the oldest Chicago school building still in use as a school.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/18/2021

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCivil War training camp plaque - Palos Park, IL

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Plaque on a boulder marking the site of a Civil War training camp.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/20/2021

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJackson County, Illinois

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This marker describes the founding of Jackson County, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/21/2021

last visited: 1/23/2021

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Illinois Historical MarkersMcKinley Park - Chicago, IL

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A marker about the history of McKinley Park in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/29/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRoute of Marquette & Joliet - Chicago, IL

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A historic marker about the exploration of Chicago by Marquette & Joliet.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/23/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistory of Bridgeport - Chicago, IL

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A marker devoted to the history of Bridgeport, the Chicago neighborhood in which it is displayed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/29/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMcGill House - Chicago, IL

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This castle-like mansion was designed by architect Henry Ives Cobb and built in 1891.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRoberts Temple Church of God in Christ - Chicago, IL

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This church was the site of the open-casket visitation and funeral of Emmett Till in 1955, after he was brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/3/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Lincoln-Douglas Debate Looking for Lincoln marker - Ottawa, IL

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One of the Looking for Lincoln markers honoring our 16th president and located throughout the state of Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersClyde William Tombaugh marker - Streator, IL

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Well maintained blue & yellow sign in a small plaza dedicated to commemorating the life of local astronomer Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLA SALLE - PERU, ILLINOIS marker - Peru, IL

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Well weathered, located at the entrance to Pulaski Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph and Betty Kettlestrings - Oak Park, Illinois

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A historic marker in Scoville Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJoseph Kettlestrings - Oak Park, Illinois

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Historic Marker on the southern edge of Scoville Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/4/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersTree Studios - Chicago, IL

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This 1894 building was built to attract European artists to Chicago in the years following the 1893 World's Fair.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/5/2020

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBrewster Apartments - Chicago, IL

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A historic apartment building on the north side of Chicago, where Charlie Chaplin is rumored to have lived.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/31/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFine Arts Building - Chicago, IL

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This beautifully-detailed, Romanesque-inspired building once held the offices of Frank Lloyd Wright.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/31/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGreenwood Row Houses - Chicago, IL

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This block of row houses was built in 1903 and was named a Chicago Landmark in 2004

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/29/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral - Chicago, IL

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A marker commemorating the spot where the fist Roman Catholic cathedral in Chicago once stood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/24/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite Abraham Lincoln Nominated for President marker- Chicago, IL

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A bronze marker placed at the site of Lincoln's nomination for president in 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/18/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSisters of Mercy Arrive in Chicago - Chicago, IL

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A sign about the history of the Sisters of Mercy religious order in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/16/2019

last visited: 7/22/2017

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Illinois Historical MarkersPalmer House Hotel - Chicago, IL

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This historic hotel with an opulent interior used to be the largest in the world. It was completed in 1927 and designated a Chicago Landmark in 2006.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/16/2019

last visited: never

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