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Carbondale in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World War I

 
 
World War I Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. World War I Marker
Inscription.  In 1914 war broke out in Europe between the Allies (Britain, France, and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). After three years of fighting, German armies defeated Russia and drove deep into France. The sinking of the British liner Lusitania by a German U-boat with the loss of 128 American lives turned US public opinion against Germany. President Woodrow Wilson, fearing the triumph of imperial powers, urged US entry into the war to make the world safe for democracy. Congress declared war, and an American expeditionary force landed in France. The AEF helped turn the tide of war, forcing Germany to sign an armistice on Nov. 11, 1918. US losses: 125,000 KIA and died; and 4,500 POW and MIA
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 37° 43.631′ N, 89° 12.935′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Washington Street and East Main Street (Illinois Route 13). Marker is located at Veterans Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker
World War I Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. World War I Marker
Marker with other war-related markers at Veterans Memorial Plaza
is at or near this postal address: 8701 S Washington St, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); Iraq Wars (here, next to this marker); Station #2 (a few steps from this marker); Station #3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
3. Veterans Memorial Plaza
As seen from the intersection of East Main and Washington Streets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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