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Near Anna in Union County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

King Neptune

1942-1950

 
 
King Neptune Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. King Neptune Marker
Inscription.  

Buried here: King Neptune; Famous Navy Mascot Pig
Auctioned for $19,000,000.00 in War bonds.
1942-1946 to help make a free world.
This memorial site dedicated by Don C. Lingle, PNAC, NR-R
To the millions of people, who gave their services to insure the life,
liberty and justice upon which our country was founded


Foundation Committee
Claude R. Williams - Rayburn Ice
L. Oard Sitter, Don Lingle

 
Erected 2019 by The PAST Organization of Union County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 37° 26.746′ N, 89° 7.907′ W. Marker is near Anna, Illinois, in Union County. Marker is on Illinois Route 146 east of McCloud Loop, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on a roadside pullout, marked with signs. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6455 IL-146, Anna IL 62906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named King Neptune (approx. 1.4 miles away);
King Neptune Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. King Neptune Marker
Looking west on Illinois Route 146, where the marker is on a roadside pullout.
They Passed This Way (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jonesboro Station, Anna (approx. 6˝ miles away); Where Lincoln Walked (approx. 7˝ miles away); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (approx. 7˝ miles away); Lincoln-Douglas Debates (approx. 7.6 miles away); Background of the Debates (approx. 7.6 miles away); Route of Gen. George Rogers Clark (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anna.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced once that was similar to a tombstone with the same inscription in April 2019. There is also another memorial marker for King Neptune located at the nearby rest stop off Interstate 57.
 
Also see . . .
1. King Neptune on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. King Neptune's burial site gets new marker. Published by Anna News on 4/19/2019, this is about the marker being a replacement for one that was similar to a tombstone. It was the subject of vandalism over the years, so an in-ground granite marker was placed. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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