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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James McKee's Mill and Dam

 
 
James McKee's Mill and Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. James McKee's Mill and Dam Marker
Inscription.  James McKee's mill and dam operated here from 1834 until the Illinois & Michigan Canal was built in 1848. The locktender's house was on an island between the canal and the river. Stores on both sides sold food and drink to passengers as boats went through locks.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 31.543′ N, 88° 5.231′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from North Bluff Street south of U.S. 30. Marker is on the grounds of Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 N Bluff St, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Demmond House (within shouting distance of this marker); Market in Joliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Des Plaines River (within shouting distance of this marker); Oneida Street Steps (within shouting distance
James McKee's Mill and Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. James McKee's Mill and Dam Marker
Jefferson Street Bridge is in the background.
of this marker); Bridges in Joliet (within shouting distance of this marker); "Frannie" (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Sidewalks (within shouting distance of this marker); Lester Frank Ward / Fossils (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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