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Anna in Union County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

King Neptune

1942-1950

 

—Navy Mascot Pig —

 
King Neptune Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 8, 2018
1. King Neptune Marker
Inscription. Raised by Patty Boner, West Frankfort; given to Navy recruiter Don Lingle, Anna; and auctioned by L. Oard Sitter, Anna around the State of Illinois for over $19,000,000 in WW II War Bonds
 
Location. 37° 27.953′ N, 89° 7.941′ W. Marker is in Anna, Illinois, in Union County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 57 at milepost 32, 1˝ miles north of Illinois Route 146, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located withing the Trail of Tears Northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Anna IL 62906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln-Douglas Debates (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
Categories. AnimalsWar, World II
 
King Neptune Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 8, 2018
2. King Neptune Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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