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O'Fallon in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

126 E State Street

Main Street O'Fallon Landmark Award

 

— Presented 2009 —

 
126 E State Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 19, 2020
1. 126 E State Street Marker
Inscription.  Except during Prohibition, this building has been a saloon or tavern since it was built in the late 19th century. In 1920, it was purchased by Stephen and Emily "Ma" Rush as a soft drink parlor, later a confectionery and ice cream parlor. It was here that Emily's nephew, Ronald Reagan, future actor and 40th president of the United States, came to visit in his youth. The Rushes operated the business until Stephen's death in 1936. Emily died here in 1947.
 
Erected by Main Street O'Fallon.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 38° 35.541′ N, 89° 54.592′ W. Marker is in O'Fallon, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East State Street just west of North Vine Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at The Depot Bar and Grill. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 E State St, O Fallon IL 62269, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 122 E State Street (within shouting distance
126 E State Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 19, 2020
2. 126 E State Street Marker
Marker is next to entrance of The Depot Bar and Grill
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of this marker); 220 E State Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 E First Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 123 E First Street (about 300 feet away); 102 W State Street (about 400 feet away); 101 W State Street (about 400 feet away); 225 W First Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); C-141B Starlifter (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in O'Fallon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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