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

Field Bunkers

1917 - 1955

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 23, 2019
1. Field Bunkers Marker
Inscription.  The field bunkers were used in World War I for spotting mortar and 37mm cannon fire. Soldiers would sit in the bunkers and wait to see if the shooters had hit their targets. Then the soldiers by field telephone would identify the shooters of their target score.
 
Location. 42° 10.985′ N, 89° 3.096′ W. Marker is in Rockford, Illinois, in Winnebago County. Located at the Atwood Outdoor Education Center at the far end of the park road on the north side of the park. Or, park at the foot bridge and walkover to the bunker. 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. Former Camp Grant Rifle Range (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Mack (approx. mile away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. mile away); Black Hawk (approx. mile away); Memorial Hall (approx. 6.6 miles away); Stillman's Run Battle Site Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Stillmans Defeat (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Stinson House (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockford.
 
Categories.
Field Bunkers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 23, 2019
2. Field Bunkers Marker
Forts, CastlesWar, World I
 

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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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