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Silvis in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hero Street, U.S.A.

 
 
Hero Street, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 9, 2010
1. Hero Street, U.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Hero Street, U.S.A. received its name in 1968 to honor the fifty-seven servicemen from thirty-three families on this block-and-a-half who served in defense of America between 1941 and 1968. Six men died in World War II and two in the Korean Conflict. Some families sent as many as six or seven sons; some men served in both wars. At the date of the erection of this marker, over 110 men and women from this small area had served in the United States Armed Services, exemplifying American patriotism at its highest level.
 
Erected 1989 by City of Silvis and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 30.812′ N, 90° 25.48′ W. Marker is in Silvis, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Marker is on 2nd Street 0.1 miles south of 1st Avenue (Illinois Route 84). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silvis IL 61282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun (approx. 6 miles away); USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer (approx. 6 miles away); 15-Inch Rodman Gun
Wide view of the Hero Street, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 9, 2010
2. Wide view of the Hero Street, U.S.A. Marker
The marker stands at the corner of the Hero Street Memorial Park on 2nd Street.
(approx. 6 miles away); Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 6.5 miles away in Iowa); a different marker also named Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away in Iowa); Marion G. Crandell (approx. 7 miles away in Iowa); Fort Armstrong (approx. 7.3 miles away); Blackhawk Purchase Treaty Commemorative (approx. 7.9 miles away in Iowa).
 
Also see . . .  Hero Street Home Page. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Hero Street USA Monument (2007) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 9, 2010
3. Hero Street USA Monument (2007)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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