Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Quarries Are Us
I&M Canal Passage
"It is wonderful to contemplate the inexhaustible supply of stone in the hills and bluffs of the Des Pla[i]nes Valley. And the quality, too, the convenient ledges and layers in which it is found, and the easy access to it, is not the least wonderful item in regard to these vast quarries. It almost seems that the layers of stone had been purposely arranged for the convenience
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 31.537′ N, 88° 5.283′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Street north of West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at Billie Limacher Bicentennial 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 distance of this marker. Lester Frank Ward / Fossils (here, next to this marker); Quarry Workers / Joliet Stone (here, next to this marker); From Prisons to Libraries (here, next to this marker); Joliet Buildings (here, next to this marker); Prairie Band of Potawatomi (a few steps from this marker); Joliet's Business Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Market in Joliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Oneida Street Steps (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 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.