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Near Ellis Grove in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Beaver Island

 
 
Beaver Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Beaver Island Marker
Inscription.  

Site of Old Kaskaskia

First State Capital of Illinois

Dedicated to Joseph B. Cassou, 1890-1965.
Descendant of "Cassou the Trader", who traveled
Up and down the Mississippi in the 1700's.

 
Erected by American Land of Conservancy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 58.119′ N, 89° 54.639′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Park Road half a mile west of Shawneetown Trail (County Route 3). Marker is located at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site, behind the shelter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4372 Park Rd, Ellis Grove IL 62241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark (here, next to this marker); Kaskaskia Village (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Kaskaskia Island (a few steps from this marker); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter
Beaver Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Beaver Island Marker
Close-up with the George Rogers Clark dedication plaque
(a few steps from this marker); Garrison Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Looking For a Few Good Men (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellis Grove.
 
Beaver Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Beaver Island Marker
Marker is on the scenic overlook behind the shelter at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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