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West Dundee in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pinkertonís Early Home

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
1. Pinkertonís Early Home Marker
Inscription. Allan Pinkerton, famous detective, had his home and cooperage on this lot, 1844-1850. Here he sheltered and employed slaves escaping to freedom. After helping to capture some counterfeiters, he became deputy sheriff of Kane County in 1848. In 1850 he founded his detective agency in Chicago. In February 1861 he was the bodyguard of President-Elect Abraham Lincoln on the train trip to Washington. Early in the Civil War he directed the spy service of the Union Army.
 
Erected 1968 by Troop 35 of the Boy Scouts of America, Dundee Township Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 5.869′ N, 88° 16.79′ W. Marker is in West Dundee, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker is at the intersection of South Third Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling south on South Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the southeast corner of South Third Street and Main Street (IL Route 72). The marker faces west toward South Third Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 West Main Street, Dundee IL 60118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
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By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
2. Pinkertonís Early Home Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Otto J. Maha (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duff House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dundee Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Dundee Riverwalk (approx. 0.4 miles away); W. [William] W. & Phebe Welch (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Billy and Ma Sunday (approx. 1.8 miles away); Illinois Watch Case Company (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Dundee.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Pinkertonís Early Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 21, 2012
3. Pinkertonís Early Home
 
 
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