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

Old Sauk Indian Trail

 
 
Old Sauk Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Old Sauk Indian Trail Marker
Inscription.  This was a branch of the Old Sac (Sauk) Indian Trail that came from Fort Malden in Canada through Michigan, forked east of Joliet near Oakwood Cemetery, crossed the river between Joliet and Lockport and went on down the DesPlaines Valley.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 41° 31.65′ N, 88° 5.221′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Bluff Street and U.S. 30. Marker is located at the northeast end of Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 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. Businesses on Bluff Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Stagecoach Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Louis Store (about 300 feet away);
Old Sauk Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Old Sauk Indian Trail Marker
Merchant's Row (about 300 feet away); German Loan & Savings Bank (about 400 feet away); Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction (about 400 feet away); Des Plaines River (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
Also see . . .  Sauk Trail on Wikipedia. History about the long-forgotten trail, although it helped pave the way for many major roads in Michigan. Parts of the trail are uncertain in Illinois and Indiana. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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