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Aledo in Mercer County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Illinois Millitary School

 
 
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By Thomas Smith
1. Illinois Millitary School Marker
Inscription.  When a 1924 fire left the Kansas Military School in need of a new place to hold classes they learned of the William and Vashti College Campus. It was a perfect situation and within 10 days of the fire, cadets and teachers arrived in Illinois and began classes as the Illinois Military School. The Illinois School grew rapidly and was soon in need of additional housing for its cadets.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 41° 12.393′ N, 90° 45.289′ 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: 601 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. The Roosevelt Oak (here, next to this marker); Niles Hall / Transition (a few steps from this marker); The Slab (a few steps from this marker); William and Vashti College (a few steps from this marker); In the beginning
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(a few steps from this marker); The Campus Today (a few steps from this marker); Roosevelt Military Academy (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 26 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. 11, 2021