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North Utica in LaSalle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Aitken School

 
 
Aitken School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 31, 2021
1. Aitken School Marker
Inscription.  This one room schoolhouse was originally established as District One in a deed notarized by Horace D. Hickok, brother of "Wild Bill" Hickok on August 8, 1865. It was later referred to as the Aitken School after John Malcolm Aitken, a stalwart friend of the cause of education and school director from 1885 to 1905.

The building was donated to the LaSalle County Historical Society in 1990 by Unimin Corporation and was relocated to its present site the same year. Here it has been restored and furnished by many dedicated friends of one room schoolhouses to be used for educational purposes.
 
Erected by LaSalle County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is August 8, 1865.
 
Location. 41° 20.412′ N, 89° 0.538′ W. Marker is in North Utica, Illinois, in LaSalle County. Marker is at the intersection of East Canal Street and Vine Street, on the right when traveling east on East Canal Street. Marker is on the grounds of the LaSalle County Historical Museum.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Canal St, Utica IL 61373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canal Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Tornado Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Père Marquette (approx. 0.2 miles away); René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle (approx. 1.6 miles away); Starved Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); Commemorating the Deeds of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (approx. 1.6 miles away); This Plaque is Placed in Memory of the Patriots (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort St. Louis (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Utica.
 
Aitken School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 31, 2021
2. Aitken School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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