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Near Ellsworth in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park

 
 
The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Marker
Inscription.  From the early 1700s until 1832 this site was occupied by several thousand Kickapoo. This park is dedicated to those ancestors who lived and died here, a great Nation that once called this place home

As a people who honor their elders and ancestors and believe in preserving tribal ways the Kickapoo feel, the land in Illinois is something to treasure.

-Tribal Elder John Kaskaska
 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 24.093′ N, 88° 40.216′ W. Marker is near Ellsworth, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from North 3100 East Road south of County Route 850N. Marker is located at Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8144 N 3100 East Rd, Le Roy IL 61752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Grand Village of the Kickapoo
The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Marker
Marker is located on the grounds of Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); Benjaminville Friends Meeting House (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Grand Village of the Kickapoo on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
3. The Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park Marker
Behind the stone/marker
 
 
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 45 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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