Potawatomi Trail of Death - Sadorus, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 39° 58.017 W 088° 20.965
16S E 384756 N 4424960
Quick Description: One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2016 2:14:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMQZ3N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Inscription: "Over 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed from near Plymouth, Indiana by U. S. And Indiana Officials and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. This historic event was named the “Trail of Death” after the tragic occurrence of 39 recorded deaths. Though no deaths occurred on this day, 3 men were discharged and jailed for drunkenness. This memorial is in honor of all the Potawatomi who suffered during this period of removal."

On a small boulder in Sadorus Community Park.
Routes: Northern Route

Address if available:
Marker is at the intersection of North West Street and North Front Street, on the left when traveling north on North West Street.
Sadorus, IL USA


Marker Website: [Web Link]

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