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Aurora in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wilder Park

 
 
Wilder Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. Wilder Park Marker
Inscription.  

Given to Aurora, in 1857.
By Roswell Wilder, 1784-1860;
Soldier in the War of 1812.
Landlord of the Wilder Hotel,
pioneer stage house;
Builder of first school
in West Aurora, 1839.
Public Benefactor.
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This memorial donated and installed
in 1930, by John P. Love, of Aurora Ill.
who found this rock on the
bank of Fox River.

 
Erected 1930 by John P. Love and the Aurora Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 41° 45.809′ N, 88° 18.881′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker is on Lake Street (Illinois Route 31) north of Vine Street, on the right when traveling north. Now known as Wilder Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora IL 60506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aurora Vietnam Veteran Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Aurora Hotel • Leland Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leland Hotel
Wilder Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. Wilder Park and Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); The City of Lights (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paramount Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); 31 North Broadway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Second National Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph and Samuel McCarty (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
Wilder Park Geodetic Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
3. Wilder Park Geodetic Survey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Oct. 4, 2022