In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814
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
Mississippi Line Co.
St Joseph Hospital
Fred Haney - Noble Wyatt
Erected 1980 by Bushrod's Raiders.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & 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
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.
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