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

Illinois Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

 
 
Time Capsule Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Time Capsule Marker
Inscription.  Behind this plaque is a 16 x 12 x 13 inch copper box which was filled by the Will County Committee of the Illinois Sesquicentennial Celebration (1968). This is to be opened in one hundred years.

Beside the plaque is the cornerstone of Will County's third courthouse which was dismantled this year. The brick outline on this plaza is the exact contour of the former structure

Signed,
The Will County Board of Supervisors
May 29, 1969
 
Erected 1969 by Will County Board of Supervisors.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Time Capsules series list.
 
Location. 41° 31.486′ N, 88° 4.923′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30) east of U.S. 6, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the courthouse, mounted on a Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Will County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Will County Courthouse Marker
Marker is mounted at the base of the Veterans Memorial (plaque is on the left), in front of Will County Courthouse.
. Will County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Benedict Reed (a few steps from this marker); Morris Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Joliet (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rialto Square Theatre (about 500 feet away); Katherine Dunham: Pioneer in African Dance (about 600 feet away); Hickory Creek in the 1830's (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   2. submitted on October 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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