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

The Piasa Bird

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
1. The Piasa Bird Marker
Inscription.  In appearance, the Piasa Bird was a combination of bird, animal, reptile and fish. It preyed on local Indian tribes until it was killed by Illini Chieftan Owatoga, whose village was near Elsah. The original Bluff Picture was painted so Indians, passing on the river, could shoot poisoned arrows at the "Bird", in memory of their deliverance.
 
Location. 38° 58.349′ N, 90° 32.498′ 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. It is near 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. Illiniwek (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Lovejoy (within shouting distance of this marker); The CCC (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pere Jacques Marquette (about 300 feet away); Hamilton Primary School (approx. 9½ miles away); Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673
The Piasa Bird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
2. The Piasa Bird 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.
 
Also see . . .  The Piasa Bird. (Submitted on November 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
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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 52 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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