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Rockford in Winnebago County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stephen Mack

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 23, 2019
1. Stephen Mack Marker
Inscription.  
Stephen Mack, a fur trader who lived among the Potowatomi and Winnebago Indians in the Rock River Valley, is generally considered to be the first white settler in Winnebago County. In 1829, Mack laid claim to property near the mouth of the Pecatonica River and platted land there for a frontier settlement. The site eventually included several cabins, a store, a log tavern, and Mack's own two-story classical revival house. After the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers proved to be unnavigable, Mack's settlement disappeared.

Stephen Mack, un trampero que vivía entre los nativos potowatomi y winnebago en el valle del río Rock, es considerado generalmente el primer colono blanco del Condado de Winnebago. En 1829, reclamó propiedades cerca de la desembocadura del río Pecatonica y aparceló las tierras para establecer un asentamiento fronterizo.
 
Erected by Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 42° 10.96′ N, 89° 3.365′ W. Marker is in Rockford, Illinois, in Winnebago County. Located near
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 23, 2019
2. Stephen Mack Marker
bridge at the Atwood Outdoor Education Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford IL 61109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theodore Roosevelt (here, next to this marker); Black Hawk (here, next to this marker); Former Camp Grant Rifle Range (approx. ¼ mile away); Field Bunkers (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Hall (approx. 6½ miles away); Stillman's Run Battle Site Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Stillmans Defeat (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Stinson House (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockford.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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