Ilasco - Ilasco, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 40.269 W 091° 18.565
15S E 645001 N 4392624
Historical marker commemorating the former company town of Ilasco, Missouri south of Hannibal.
Waymark Code: WM1CP3
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 04/06/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
Views: 20

Text of marker reads:

"We came here in large numbers from nearby farms and faraway villages of southern and eastern Europe to build industrial America.  We did our job well.  Through blood, sweat and hard work we laid claim to the dignity of human labor and produced great commercial wealth for the nation.  Out of shared struggles, we learned from each other and created a spirited community that mourned its losses and celebrated the great achievements of its people.  We have left in this special place a rich history that cannot be forgotten.

Gregg Andrews
Author - City of Dust


ILASCO was created in 1903.  Large numbers of Romanian, Slovak, Italian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Polish, Croatian and other immigrants joined native-born residents drawn here by jobs at the Atlas Portland Cement Plant.  ILASCO through its churches, schools, folklore, languages, fraternal societies, cuisines and daily life, left a rich  working class cultural heritage that made it unique in Missouri.  The community's name is an acronym for some of the cement manufacturing ingredients (Iron, Lime, Alumina, Silica, Calcium and Oxygen), ILASCO was converted into a company town in 1921 and dissolved in 1963.

Ilasco Historical Marker
Dedicated October, 1999"

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History of Mark:
Historical marker was placed in 1999 in the former town of Ilasco

Additional point: Not Listed

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