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Pimiteoui

 
 
Pimiteoui Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
1. Pimiteoui Marker
Inscription.  Meaning “fat lake,” Illinois Indian name for Peoria Lake. Here passed Jolliet and Marquette in 1673. Established near the lake were Ft. Crévecoeur, 1680; Ft. St. Louis, 1691-92; Old Peorias Fort and village, 1730; Peorias, 1778; Ft. Clark, 1813; French trading house “Opa Post,” before 1818. Americans settled on the site of the city of Peoria in 1819.
 
Erected by The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationForts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1673.
 
Location. 40° 44.82′ N, 89° 34.115′ W. Marker is in Peoria, Illinois, in Peoria County. Marker can be reached from North Grandview Drive just east of Irving Park Place, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in pullout area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4905 N Grandview Dr, Peoria Heights IL 61616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springdale Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 1.8 miles away); Springdale Cemetery & Mausoleum (approx. 1.9 miles away); Zeally Moss (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Zeally Moss (approx. 1.9 miles away); Peoria's First Airport (approx. 2 miles away); Camp Lyon (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Peoria (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peoria.
 
Pimiteoui Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
2. Pimiteoui Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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