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Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The River Boats

 
 
The River Boats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, August 30, 2020
1. The River Boats Marker
Inscription.  Showboats traveled up and down the river bring plays and music to Chester. A band marched up the hill to play at the courthouse or in town. Residents were invited to attend plays performed on board
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 54.017′ N, 89° 49.729′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of East Kaskaskia Street and Ferry Street, on the right when traveling east on East Kaskaskia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Ferry St, Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port of Chester, Illinois Welcoming Mississippi River Travelers since 1829 (here, next to this marker); The Railroad (here, next to this marker); Thomas Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Toar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Statehood of Illinois (approx. ¼ mile away); Weistar House (approx.
The River Boats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, August 30, 2020
2. The River Boats Marker
0.3 miles away); Flood of 1993 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Chester Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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