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Atlanta in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone

 
 
Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone Marker
Inscription.  This stone was dedicated by the Atlanta, Illinois Knights of Pythias organization as a memorial to veterans of World War I. The stone was placed under a Memorial Tree on November 11, 1921. At some unknown date, the stone was removed from its original location. It then rested behind the Atlanta Library for many years. Research continues to identify the exact location of the memorial tree. Atlanta's Acme Lodge #332 of the Knights of Pythias was organized in 1892. No longer active in Atlanta, the Knights of Pythias, is an international fraternity founded in 1864, whose motto is Friendship, Charity and Benevolence.
 
Erected by City of Atlanta, Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsParks & Recreational AreasWar, World I.
 
Location. 40° 15.638′ N, 89° 13.911′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South East Race Street and SW Arch Street. Marker is located at Atlanta's
Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone Marker
Route 66 Park, with several other markers. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 S E Race St, Atlanta IL 61723, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Marker Stone (here, next to this marker); 1870 Atlanta Public School Stone (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Atlanta Route 66 Park (here, next to this marker); Atlanta High School Cornerstone (here, next to this marker); Wheels of Fortune on 66 (a few steps from this marker); "Atlanta: Midway on Illinois' Mother Road" Mural (a few steps from this marker); Drinking Fountain (a few steps from this marker); "Palms Grill Café" Mural (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  The Knights of Pythias. Official website for the Knights of Pythias, which is the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. (Submitted on December 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Route 66 Park image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
3. Route 66 Park
Marker is located here, along with several local pieces of history.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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