Tallula in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
To the south stands a mature red hawthorne tree, planted around 1930 under the direction of the Garden Clubs of Illinois to beautify the highways leading to Lincoln's New Salem. Several organizations, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, undertook the task digging hundreds of young native trees from nearby farms and planting them along Illinois Routes 97, 125 and 29. The surviving specimens are a reminder that the people of Illinois have long cherished their association with the 16th President of the United States.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps series list.
Location. 39° 56.702′ N, 89° 50.78′ W. Marker is in Tallula, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 123 and Illinois Route 97 on State Route 123. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallula IL 62688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Salem (here, next to this marker); Sangamon River (here, Prairie Land (here, next to this marker); Mentor Graham (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 4˝ miles away); R & D Frackelton General Store (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallula.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.