East Alton in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wann Railroad Disaster
Erected 2019 by Phillip D. Walkington and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 21, 1893.
Location. 38° 52.991′ N, 90° 6.659′ W. Marker is in East Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on North Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 North Shamrock Street, East Alton IL 62024, 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 War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); WWI War Horses in East Alton (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial Fountain (approx. 1.6 miles away); Freedom Shrine (approx. 1.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Robert Pershing Wadlow (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Mason Peck (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Alton.
More about this marker. The marker was dedicated on June 15, 2019.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 362 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.