“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Aledo in Mercer County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Slab

The Slab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, April 13, 2021
1. The Slab Marker
Many hours of a cadet's life were spent on a concrete pad called 'the slab'. Ceremonies, inspection, and drills were conduct her. Cadets also were able to walk off any demerits that they earned walking around the area.

The concrete pad that this memorial stands on is 1/3 scale of the original slab. Can you imagine spending hours walking around the slab?
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitary.
Location. 41° 12.401′ N, 90° 45.285′ W. Marker is in Aledo, Illinois, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest 6th Street and Northwest 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Northwest 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 NW 6th St, Aledo IL 61231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In the beginning (here, next to this marker); Niles Hall / Transition (here, next to this marker); Roosevelt Military Academy (here, next to this marker); The Campus Today (a few steps from this marker); William and Vashti College

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(a few steps from this marker); The Roosevelt Oak (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Millitary School (a few steps from this marker); Mercer County Soldiers' Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aledo.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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May. 14, 2021