Petersburg in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
American Quarter Horse Historical Marker
As a sire, Peter McCue was legendary, stamping offspring with his speed and the physical characteristics of the early American Quarter Horse breed. His influence as a sire spread west when he was purchased by breeders in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Peter McCue sired Chief and Sheik, American Quarter Horse Association foundation sires, as well as Harmon Baker, Badger and Hickory Bill, the great grand sire of Wimpy, awarded AQHA's registration number 1. Peter McCue died in 1923 at age 28. In 1991 he was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.
American Quarter Horses are competing in races around the world and are in demand for showing, ranch work, rodeo, recreational riding and many other activities. AQHA is the world's largest equine breed registry, with its international headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.
Erected 1995 by American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas. (Marker Number AQHHMP #4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. In addition, it is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1832.
Location. 40° 0.662′ N, 89° 50.964′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is at the intersection of East Douglas Street and South 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Douglas Street. Marker is on the southeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg IL 62675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln the Surveyor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Frackelton State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); R & D Frackelton General Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Survey of Petersburg (about 300 feet away); Lincoln in Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson (approx. 1.1 miles away); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
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