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Potawatomi - A Trail of Death

Sandusky Point Encampment

 
 
Potawatomi - A Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
1. Potawatomi - A Trail of Death Marker
Inscription.  
Potawatomi
A Trail of Death
Sandusky Point Encampment
September 17 - 20, 1838

This marker dedicated September 21, 1993 by descendants of the Patawatomi who were forcibly removed from Indiana and marched to Kansas in 1838.
 
Erected 1993 by descendants of the Patawatomi.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNative AmericansNotable EventsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 40° 4.138′ N, 87° 42.054′ W. Marker is in Catlin, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is on North Paris Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Catlin Heritage Museum, which is also on the path of the Potawatomi "Trail of Death". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 North Paris Street, Catlin IL 61817, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vermilion County War Memorial (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln in Tilton, Illinois (approx. 3.4 miles away); Servicemen From Tilton (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tilton Honor Roll (approx. 3˝ miles away); Proudly We Pay Tribute (approx. 3.6 miles away); Memorial To Westville Area Coal Miners (approx. 3.6 miles away); Westville War Memorials (approx. 3.8 miles away); Salt Kettle (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Trail of Death Map. Also, some facts of things that happeded along the way of travel. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. History and More Items. Another source with more items about the "Trail of Death." (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Official Web Site - Potawatomi Trail of Death Association. Catlin, Illinois - visited by the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association". (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Wide View - Potawatomi - A Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
2. Wide View - Potawatomi - A Trail of Death Marker
This marker can easily be seen next to North Paris Street in Catlin, Illinois. North Paris Street is the newer name for the old road way and path of the Potawatomi "Trail of Death."
Catlin Heritage Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
3. Catlin Heritage Museum
Rustic Mid-Eastern Illinois Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
4. Rustic Mid-Eastern Illinois Home
This structure is behind the "Catlin Heritage Museum" building. It is the museum's representation of early life style and homes of Mid-Eastern Illinois families of late 1800's through early 1900's.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,535 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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