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Near Grafton in Jersey County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Illiniwek

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
1. Illiniwek Marker
Inscription.  

A confederation of many Indian tribes living along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. "Illiniwek" means "The Men". During French occupation of this area it was shortened to "Illini", and the French ending "ois" was added, giving the state of Illinois its name.
 
Location. 38° 58.334′ N, 90° 32.483′ W. Marker is near Grafton, Illinois, in Jersey County. Marker is on Lodge Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the grounds of Pere Marquette State Park, in front of the Lodge and Conference Center building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13653 Lodge Boulevard, Grafton IL 62037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Piasa Bird (within shouting distance of this marker); The CCC (within shouting distance of this marker); Pere Jacques Marquette (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Lovejoy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hamilton Primary School (approx. 9 miles away); Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673
Illiniwek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
2. Illiniwek Marker
(approx. 11.3 miles away in Missouri); Lewis & Clark 1804 (approx. 11.3 miles away in Missouri); Louisiana Territory (approx. 11.3 miles away in Missouri). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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