Murphysboro in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1914 Logan Day Cornerstone
The main focus of Logan Days was to dedicate this monument as the cornerstone for a Logan statue and a museum for America's volunteer soldiers.
World War One disrupted the effort, and it was 1930 before Murphysboro dedicated the Logan Statue in front of the Middle School. The Great Depression and World War Two came in quick succession postponing any thoughts of a museum. By 1946 the Civil War generation had passed, and the plans for a museum were forgotten.
The monument is made of Boskydell sandstone quarried south of Carbondale.
Erected 2022 by Revitalize 62966 Art Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 3, 1914.
Location. 37° 45.718′ N, 89° 20.493′ W. Marker is in Murphysboro, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 S 17th St, Murphysboro IL 62966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Logan Home (a few steps from this marker); Pat's Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John A. Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); The S.S. General Lyon Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Dalton House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1914 Logan Day Relic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Israel Blanchard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphysboro.
More about this marker. Some markers sponsored by the Revitalize 62966 group were placed during the summer of 2022.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.