“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Sidell in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Detroit - Kaskaskia Indian Trail

Detroit - Kaskaskia Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sally Duchow, May 24, 2014
1. Detroit - Kaskaskia Trail Marker
Inscription. This stone rests in a virgin portion of the Detroit - Kaskaskia Indian Trail. Erected by the Sidell Woman's Club 1942
Erected 1942 by Sidell (IL) Woman's Club.
Location. 39° 52.793′ N, 87° 50.015′ W. Marker is near Sidell, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of Road 100N and 740th St., on the left when traveling east on Road 100N. Click for map. The boulder with plaque affixed on its south face sits on the north side of the E - W road (100 N) abour 2 miles SW of Sidell, Illinois. The marker sits several yards east of the above intersection in a yard just off the road. This road is the southern border of Vermilion County. Edgar County road intersection 2800 N and 740 E is just east of the boulder. Marker is in this post office area: Sidell IL 61876, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sidell Veterans War Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Croghan Treaty with Pontiac (approx. 2.7 miles away); Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pontiac Peace Treaty (approx. 9.4 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 9.5 miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 9.8 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. 11.2 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 12 miles away).
Regarding Detroit - Kaskaskia Indian Trail. A booklet from the 1942 dedication of the marker is held at the Urbana (IL) library archives. The Pontiac's Conspiracy marker (Croghan's treaty with Pontiac in 1765) is a few miles SW in Edgar County. That marker notes that the intersection of the Detroit - Kaskaskia trail with the Fort Clark (Peoria IL)- Fort Harrison (Terre Haute IN on the Wabash River) trail was in this vicinity.
Categories. Native AmericansWar, French and Indian
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 101 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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