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Murphysboro in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pat's Prairie

 
 
Pat's Prairie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 3, 2022
1. Pat's Prairie Marker
Inscription.  In 1806, surveyors mapped Southern Illinois noting the small prairies extending across the region. These "pocket prairies" preserved remnants of the vast grassland which covered the area in prehistoric times. Climate changes brought the growth of the deciduous forests which replaced almost all of Southern Illinois' prairies.

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Pat's Prairie, a memorial to Pat Searcy, replicates one of those small prairies. It contains more than 50 different species of plants growing within a 15 mile radius of Logan's home during his youth.
 
Erected 2022 by Revitalize 62966 Art Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 37° 45.734′ N, 89° 20.49′ W. Marker is in Murphysboro, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is on Edith Street east of South 17th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the grounds of the John A Logan Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1621 Edith St, Murphysboro IL 62966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General John A. Logan (a few steps from this marker); 1914 Logan Day Cornerstone (within shouting distance of this marker); The Logan Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The S.S. General Lyon Disaster (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dalton House (about 300 feet away); 1914 Logan Day Relic (about 400 feet away); 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.
 
Pat's Prairie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 3, 2022
2. Pat's Prairie Marker
Marker is located on the grounds of the John A. Logan Museum.
Pat's Prairie image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 3, 2022
3. Pat's Prairie
 
 
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 64 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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