Waterloo in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This statue pays homage to the buffalo, or bison which roamed the uplands of Monroe County thousands of years ago, trampling down prairie grasses, creating what became the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trial. The trail was also used by Native Americans and was first mentioned in European settlers' writings in 1718. It later was used by early residents, traveling on foot, by horseback, stagecoach and wagons. Today, its path is closely mirrored by modern roads for motor vehicles. This statue, donated by Edmund E. and Violet L. Hartman Kueker, was placed here in 2014. More of their artifacts are displayed at the Monroe County History Museum.
Erected 2014 by Edmund E. and Violet L. Hartman Kueker.
Location. 38° 20.172′ N, 90° 8.952′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on West Mill Street east of South Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Main Street, Waterloo IL 62298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brey Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stroh Building Commercial State Bank (about 400 feet away); Monroe County Bicentennial Bandstand (about 400 feet away); The Adelsberger House (about 400 feet away); The Pluth Building (about 400 feet away); Monroe County World War Veteran Memorial (about 400 feet away); City Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
More about this marker. The marker is on the Monroe County Courthouse grounds.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2019. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 9, 2019. 2. submitted on December 5, 2019. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.