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

Roosevelt Military Academy

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 13, 2021
1. Roosevelt Military Academy Marker
Inscription.  Roosevelt Military Academy became known for rigorous academic standards and competitive athletic teams. Public reaction to the Vietnam War changed feelings toward military schools and such institutions closed as a result. The Roosevelt Military Academy was closed in 1973.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitarySportsWar, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1973.
 
Location. 41° 12.405′ N, 90° 45.287′ 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: 607 NW 5th Ave, 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 Campus Today (here, next to this marker); In the beginning (here, next to this marker); The Slab (here, next to this marker); Niles Hall / Transition (a few steps from this marker); William and Vashti College (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Millitary School
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(a few steps from this marker); The Roosevelt Oak (a few steps from this marker); Mercer County Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.3 miles 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 29 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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