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Alton in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814

 
 
In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, September 25, 2011
1. In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker
Inscription.  In remembrance of the pioneer days of this area and to the memory of the victims of the Wood River Massacre
who were killed by Indians near this site on July 10, 1814 - Rachel Reagan, Elizabeth 7, Timothy 3 wife and children of Reason Reagan - John 10, George 3, sons of Wm. Moore William 8, Joel 11, sons of Capt. Abel Moore
The victims are buried in Vaughn Cemetery on Highway 111 south of the airport.

Additional inscriptions on back of monument read;
Stone work by
Hugh Tieman
Chris Heinkel
Mississippi Line Co.
St Joseph Hospital
Kienstra Inc.
Fred Haney - Noble Wyatt
 
Erected 1980 by Bushrod's Raiders.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 54.65′ N, 90° 6.451′ W. Marker is in Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of College Avenue (Illinois Route 140) and Park Road (Illinois Route 140), on the right when traveling west on College

In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, September 25, 2011
2. In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker
back of monument
Avenue. Marker located north of Alton Park and South of Alton Mental Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 College Avenue, Alton IL 62002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wann Railroad Disaster (approx. 1.9 miles away); Robert Pershing Wadlow (approx. 2 miles away); John Mason Peck (approx. 2 miles away); College Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Old Rock House (approx. 2.2 miles away); College Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elijah Parish Lovejoy (approx. 2.2 miles away); Culp Lane Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alton National Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alton.
 
Additional keywords. settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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