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

William and Vashti College

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 13, 2021
1. William and Vashti College Marker
Inscription.  William and Vashti College opened in the fall of 1908. Both men and women were enrolled. The college had much academic and athletic success until the 1917-1918 school year. Many of the young men attending William and Vashti joined the military to support American participation in World War 1. With a much lower enrollment, the decision was made not to re-open the college in the fall of 1918.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitaryWar, World I. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1908.
 
Location. 41° 12.396′ N, 90° 45.279′ 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. The Roosevelt Oak (a few steps from this marker); Niles Hall / Transition (a few steps from this marker); The Slab (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Millitary School (a few steps from this marker);
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In the beginning (a few steps from this marker); Roosevelt Military Academy (a few steps from this marker); The Campus Today (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 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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