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Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Auntie Gogin's Store

 
 
Auntie Gogin's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
1. Auntie Gogin's Store Marker
(Click any photo to see details.)
Inscription. On this block Mary Ann (Elwell) Gogin operated a General Merchandise Store in the late nineteenth century. One of the first women in Illinois to own and manage her own store. Mrs. Gogin was affectionately known as "Auntie" to the residents of Palestine.
 
Erected 1962 by Citizens of Palestine, Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.107′ N, 87° 36.764′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Grand Prairie Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fife Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston - Dickson Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Land Office (about 400 feet away); Gov. Augustus C. French (about 400 feet away); Dubois Tavern (about 600 feet away); Cullom Homestead
Looking North - - Auntie Gogin's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
2. Looking North - - Auntie Gogin's Store Marker
(about 800 feet away); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Palestine, Illinois ::. This is the Official Web Link to the "Pioneer City" - Palestine, Illinois. Good links to check out. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Auntie Gogin's Store Marker ( & Opera House in Background ) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
3. Auntie Gogin's Store Marker ( & Opera House in Background )
Looking North / West - - Auntie Gogin's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Looking North / West - - Auntie Gogin's Store Marker
Note marker in lower left of photo on the street corner.
Short Walk  ^ ^ ^ ^  Across Street to  "" Old Down Town Palestine "" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
5. Short Walk ^ ^ ^ ^ Across Street to "" Old Down Town Palestine ""
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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