Silvis in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hero Street, U.S.A.
Hero Street, U.S.A. received its name in 1968 to honor the fifty-seven servicemen from thirty-three families on this block-and-a-half who served in defense of America between 1941 and 1968. Six men died in World War II and two in the Korean Conflict. Some families sent as many as six or seven sons; some men served in both wars. At the date of the erection of this marker, over 110 men and women from this small area had served in the United States Armed Services, exemplifying American patriotism at its highest level.
Erected 1989 by City of Silvis and The Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Location. 41° 30.812′ N, 90° 25.48′ W. Marker is in Silvis, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Marker is on 2nd Street, 0.1 miles south of 1st Avenue (Illinois Route 84). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silvis IL 61282, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun (approx. 6 miles away); USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer (approx. 6 miles away); 15-Inch Rodman Gun (approx. 6 miles away); Camp McClellan (approx. 6.2 miles away in Iowa); Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 6˝ miles away in Iowa); a different marker also named Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away in Iowa); Roland Harned House (approx. 6.8 miles away in Iowa); George Copeland House (approx. 6.9 miles away in Iowa).
Also see . . . Hero Street USA. Atlas Obscura website entry (Submitted on January 22, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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