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

Bicentennial Park

 
 
Bicentennial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Bicentennial Park Marker
Inscription.  To commemorate our nation's 200th birthday in 1976 the volunteer Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc. built Bicentennial Park with its theatre and bandshell on historic Bluff Street. It was then given to the City of Joliet.

In 1987 to celebrate Juliet/Joliet's 150th birthday this walkway along our first street was initiated by placing boulders to mark the sites of Joliet's first homes and businesses.

Charles P. Connor, Mayor of Joliet
Mrs. William C. Limacher, President, WJBP, Inc.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 41° 31.506′ N, 88° 5.271′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bluff Street and West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling north on North Bluff Street. Marker is located at Billie Limacher Centennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Bluff Street, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Bicentennial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Bicentennial Park Marker
Marker is on the left
distance of this marker. American House Hotel (a few steps from this marker); "Frannie" (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's Business Center (within shouting distance of this marker); A Corridor in Time: The Illinois and Michigan Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Prairie Band of Potawatomi (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Market in Joliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridges in Joliet (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 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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