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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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Image for Fort Payne marker - Naperville, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort Payne marker - Naperville, IL

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Blue sign marker on the campus of Naperville's North Central College near the Mernier Field House (sits over the site of the fort) to denote location of the stockade of Ft. Payne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 09/26/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of World's First Parabolic Radio Telescope - Wheaton, IL

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Built in 1937 by Grote Reber in his backyard, later disassembled and moved for posterity to Greenbank, WV. The backyard site is now a parking lot, and a historical marker was added in 1999 to commemorate this first.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 01/05/2014

last visited: 06/23/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Presbyterian Church of DuPage stone 1833

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Historical Stone for the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage 1833

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Death squared

location: Illinois

date approved: 01/21/2011

last visited: 08/28/2021

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Illinois Historical MarkersStacy's Tavern - Glen Ellyn, IL

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Stacy's Tavern is a historic stagecoach inn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 08/26/2008

last visited: 09/20/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersBolingbrook History/ North View School

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A plaque marking the location of the first public school in Bolingbrook

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member IronJohnFlint

location: Illinois

date approved: 05/16/2009

last visited: never

Image for JFK campaign stop marker - Geneva, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersJFK campaign stop marker - Geneva, IL

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A flat marker in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, commemorating Kennedy's campaign speech here on October 25, 1960.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 01/05/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMammoth Spring - Oak Brook, IL

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Marker on a massive bolder amongst suburban shopping and hotels, where a spring was discovered in the early 1860s the morning after a loud explosion was reported in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 06/27/2011

last visited: 01/12/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeorge Marshall Home - Wayne, IL

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One of the most famous inhabitants of tiny Wayne has been memorialized by officials from the DuPage County Historical Museum and the Illinois State Historical Society, who joined forces to place a plaque on the site where his home once stood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 01/06/2014

last visited: 07/24/2021

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Illinois Historical MarkersArmy Trail Road marker - Addison, IL

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Location at Village Hall. Erected: 05/27/1974 by The DuPage Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and The Illinois State Historical Society.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 09/27/2009

last visited: 08/24/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersParachute Martyr Bruno Schustek Memorial - Burr Ridge, IL

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Historical marker near the spot where Bruno F. Schustek fell to his death after untangling the parachute of a reckless skydiver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 06/15/2019

last visited: never

Image for Last Camp Site of the Potawatomie Indians in Cook County - Western Springs, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersLast Camp Site of the Potawatomie Indians in Cook County - Western Springs, IL

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A bronze marker on a granite boulder placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1930.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 06/15/2019

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPlainfield House

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Located on Main Street in Plainfield, one block west of Illinois Route 59.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 09/05/2006

last visited: 02/14/2009

Image for Santa Fe Speedway memorial boulder - Willow Springs, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersSanta Fe Speedway memorial boulder - Willow Springs, IL

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Commemorative site with its 3 large boulders, inscribed with a brief history of the raceway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 06/15/2019

last visited: never

Image for This Was Countryside, Farms and Quarries marker - Countryside, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersThis Was Countryside, Farms and Quarries marker - Countryside, IL

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A new informational sign explaining the local history of Route 66 in Countryside, IL heading southwest out of Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/18/2011

last visited: never

Image for Pulaski Woods marker - Cook County Forest Preserve, Palos, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersPulaski Woods marker - Cook County Forest Preserve, Palos, IL

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Stone memorial dedicated to the memory of Brigadier General Count Casimir Pulaski, hero in the American revolution, erected July 13, 1930 (which was the 150th anniversary of Pulaski's death.)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 07/27/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois and Michigan Canal Office

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This marker is erected at the site of the original office for the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The site currently houses museum exhibits detailing the history of the canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod

location: Illinois

date approved: 08/07/2006

last visited: 04/12/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersElgin National Watch Company

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Marking the location of the Elgin National Watch Company, now the site of a strip mall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member geognerd

location: Illinois

date approved: 03/01/2006

last visited: 03/10/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersBourbon Spring plaque - Riverside, IL

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Bronze plaque atop a square stone foundation that resembles a well at what is known as the Bourbon Spring. It memorializes three separate 1830s events, involving General Scott, Jean Baptiste Beaubien, and Daniel Webster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 09/28/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersUnderground Railroad Memorial - Maywood, IL

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The Original Ten Mile Freedom House stood at this location, now memorialized by symbolic sculptural representation of shackles & rail and a plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/15/2010

last visited: never

Image for Marquette Boulder Monument - Summit, ILview gallery

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Illinois Historical MarkersMarquette Boulder Monument - Summit, IL

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Bronze plaque on boulder atop multiboulder base in Summit Park at 5810 S. Archer Road, Summit, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 07/22/2010

last visited: 06/26/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersElgin Milk Condensing Company: A Mystery Marker.

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This is the location of the historical marker for the Elgin Milk Condensing Company. The marker is NOT listed on the Illinois Historical Society list, yet the marker clearly states that it is one of their markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member carleenp

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/10/2007

last visited: 01/19/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Chicago Portage - Forest View, IL

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Historical marker of the Chicago Portage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Death squared

location: Illinois

date approved: 01/23/2011

last visited: 12/11/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersBurial Site of Josette Beaubien - Franklin Park, IL

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The grave site of one of the survivors of the Fort Dearborn Massacre is located next to an industrial park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 04/28/2009

last visited: 06/15/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois Watch Case Company (1890-1963)

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The site of a once-major player in the watch case business.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 05/02/2010

last visited: 04/25/2011

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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: 09/04/2020

last visited: never

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