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Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dixon Public Library

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. Dixon Public Library Marker
Inscription.  Books which young Ronald Reagan borrowed from the Dixon Public Library helped him shape lifelong values. At nine years of age in 1920 he received card number 3695, becoming a frequent Library visitor and an avid reader throughout his Dixon years. This building has been designated as a historical landmark by the Dixon Historical Preservation commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 41° 50.501′ N, 89° 29.005′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is on South Hennepin Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 South Hennepin Avenue, Dixon IL 61021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Fathers — Veterans of 1861-1865 (about 500 feet away); The Wings of Peace and Freedom (about 600 feet away); Berlin Wall Replica
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. Dixon Public Library Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Ward T. Miller (about 700 feet away); Lincoln Supports Fremont for President (about 700 feet away); Dixon Historic Center (about 800 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
Dixon Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. Dixon Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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