The Markers that designate U.S. Highway 36 in Illinois as the 33d Division Memorial Highway were dedicated on Memorial Day, 1963. The 33d Division was organized in August, 1917, from National Guard units of the State of Illinois. It became famous in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and by November 11, 1918 was poised for a break through the Hindenburg Line. In World War II the division fought in the Pacific area and liberated Baguio, the summer capital
U.S. 36 passes through Pittsfield, where John Nicolay and John Hay, President Abraham Lincoln’s private secretaries, formed their friendship. Stephen A. Douglas studied law and taught in Winchester, and held his first elective office in Jacksonville. Lincoln’s home, tomb, and the Old State Capitol are in Springfield, and a courthouse where Lincoln practiced is in Mt. Pulaski.
Erected 1978 by Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Government & Politics • Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1917.
Location. 39° 42.94′ N, 91° 19.052′ W. Marker is near Aladdin, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on Highway 106, on the right when traveling east. There is a small rest area with picnic benches and trees. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hull IL 62343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away in Missouri); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Missouri); The Legend of Lovers Leap
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.